Welcome to my site.
Having been involved in local issues all my adult life, I first contested local elections 1999 and was elected to the Kilmacthomas Area at my first attempt.
Since then I have been honoured to be elected as County Mayor in 2005 the first Labour Councillor to receive that honour and served as Deputy Mayor in 2010.
I am Currently Chair of Waterford County's Economic and Community S.P.C., a member of the County Development Board which is helping to drive economic development in the county. I also serve on a number of County committees that deal with Traveller Accommodation, Policing, the Comeragh Mountain Forum, Comhairle na Og, Comeragh Local Area committee and the Comeragh Festival.
One of my many interests is the development and promotion of County Waterford as a leisure and activity destination through the active promotion of walking and cycling and I am directly involved in the proposal to convert the disused railway line between Waterford City and Dungarvan as a walking / cycling greenway. Proper planning and development of Waterford through the protection of our beautiful coastline and mountain areas is also a primary concern. I am also working to maintain the fight to stop Airgrid’s plan to put 45 m high pylons through County Waterford
I have also been to the forefront on the issue of expanding and promoting the Library services in County Waterford especially in rural areas and as a Labour Councillor, I naturally have an interest in Housing and Education.
Locally, I have been involved in the setting up of a Youth Cafe, the development of a River Walk and the promotion of several music and cultural events in the Comeragh area. I am also involved with a community group set up to convert an old mill to an enterprise centre in Kilmacthomas.
I would be delighted to discuss any local issue that you would like to raise with me.