Robert was elected to Kildare County Council in May 2014 for the Naas electoral area. He is a 27 year old Naas area native, having grown up in Caragh and attended Naas CBS. He qualified from Dublin City University with a degree in Business and since then has been working in online marketing.
While Roberts study and working life have been business focused his family tradition is rooted in public service with his father Seán and grandfather Paddy having served over 40 years between them in Dáil Éireann.
This combination of backgrounds has convinced Robert of the need for a more just society where those who want to do well can do so unhindered and those who struggle are supported.
As a member of Kildare County Council Robert is focusing his efforts on working with community groups and businesses to promote social and economic recovery in Kildare.