Born Limerick, November 1952. Married to Geraldine Kennedy. Educated Patrician Brothers College, Ballyfin, Co. Laois, UCD and Kings Inns and the Institute of Certified Accountants (BCL, LLM, BL, Certified Accountant). Minister of State, former Accountant. First elected February 1982 and at each subsequent election.
Office: 2 Glenview Gardens, Farranshone, Limerick.
Tel: 061-454488/454 522
Current Spokesperson on Spokesperson on Social Protection and Social Equality; Previously served as Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Minister for Defence September 2004 – February 2010; Minister of State at the Dept. of Justice, Equality and Law Reform (with special responsibility for equality issues including disability issues) 2002-04; Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Health 1993-94; Minister of State at the Department of Justice 1992-93