Why I got involved in politics

My involvement in politics stemmed from an ever present passion for public service and public representation for my local community and the country as a whole. In addition to this I would endeavour to build on the immense work that my late mother Patricia carried out through her involvement within the Mitchelstown area, including the St Vincent De Paul society, Mitchelstown Tennis Club and various other community based organisations. My passion for politics led me to study Government and Political Science in UCC followed by a Masters Degree in Public Policy from DCU, which I feel would complement my campaign to be elected to Cork County Council.

My priorities

My main priority if elected would be to represent the people of Mitchelstown, Fermoy and all the regions of this electoral area to the fullest of my ability on Cork County Council. Over the next number of weeks I will actively listen to the needs of all the people that I meet and I will take on board their ideas and suggestions that apply to each specific region of the electoral area.

My background

I am a Mitchelstown native now living with my fiancé Marie Kelleher in Rathcormac. We are building our home in the Fermoy area where we intend to continue our active involvement in the local community. Both of us, along with our families, have been deeply involved in various charitable, sporting and community organisations with the Mitchelstown, Fermoy and Rathcormac areas. These include Mitchelstown tennis club, Park Utd Football Club, Mitchelstown GAA, Mitchelstown and Fermoy Musical Societies and Bridevale Athletic Running Club. I am also a member of the Board of Management for a Fermoy based school.