Jim has been a TD since 2016. He has introduced many Bills in the Dáil, including the Parole Act 2019. He lives in Ranelagh with his family. Jim played rugby to a high level, representing UCD, Cambridge University, London Irish, Wanderers, Leinster and Connacht at senior level. He also represented Ireland at under-21 level. He holds degrees in Law from UCD, Cambridge University and the King’s Inns. He is currently Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice.