A native of Ballina, I have been serving the people of Mayo in Leinster House as Teachta Dála since being elected at the 2007 General Election and re-elected in 2011.
In April 2009 I was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment with responsibility for Labour Affairs and in March 2010 I was appointed Minister of State at the Department of An Taoiseach and the Department of Finance with responsibility for Public Service Transformation.
I am currently FF Spokesperson on Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation
Constituency Office open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. Personal attendance every Monday and Friday. Clinics throughout Mayo.
Current Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Previously served as Spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Defence
Appointed Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, with special responsibility for Labour Affairs in April 2009
Chair of Ogra Fianna Fail from February 2008 to April 2009
Vice Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Change from 2007 to 2009
Member of Fianna Fáil Ard Chomhairle from 1997 to 2007, having topped the national poll in 2000
Member of the National Youth Committee (1994-96, 1998-2003, 2006-07) and served as Secretary on the Ard Comhairle Committee on Enterprise