Born in Kilkenny 1955. Married to Margaret Redmond (Carlow). One daughter, Alva, and three sons: Andrew, MJ and John. Educated in Kilkenny C.B.S. Diploma in Business Studies. Voluntary Directorships: Young Irish Film-Makers, Kilkenny Industrial Development Company LTD, Chairman of Kilkenny Information Age Ltd.
Contact office for appointment.
Current Spokesperson on Small Business Regulatory Framework and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee; First elected to the Dáil in 1997; Minister for Trade and Commerce in 2007 – 2009; Elected to Kilkenny Corporation in 1979 and to Kilkenny County Council in 1991 Mayor of Kilkenny in 1996, becoming the third generation of his family to hold the office; His grand Uncle John was Mayor eight times and his father, Michael was Mayor seven times.