He studied Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway and is a member of Engineers Ireland. He is self-employed and runs an Irish-owned technology company.
He is an elected Councillor on Dublin City Council since 2004 and represents the Fine Gael Party and the Clontarf Ward. He chaired the Environment & Engineering Strategic Policy Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee, Protocol Committee and Corporate Policy Group.
His priorities for his term as Lord Mayor of Dublin include laying the foundation blocks for Dublin to become a leading City in all things Digital including digital initiatives within Dublin City Council. He wants to see Dublin becoming the official Digital capital of Europe and has promoted a Digital Masterplan to ensure that the City is at the forefront of Ireland’s digital agenda.