Pádraig is the Fianna Fail TD for Cork North Central, a diverse constituency incorporating urban, sub-urban and rural. He deals witha wide range of issues that concern people. Pádraig has always hada keen interest and passion for politics and was a county councillor from 2014 to 2019. During this time, he found it very rewarding being able to help people in the community. Padraig has been a TD for the Cork North Central constituency since the 2019 by – election. In his role as Spokesperson for Special Education, he has been working tirelessly to improve ASD provision in schools and increase the support available to children. As a teacher himself for 15 years, he has a keen awareness of the challenges facing parents. Pádraig is also a member of the education committee. He is committed to representing the people of Cork North Central on these and many other issues. His interests are education, local government, housing. Pádraig is a dad and loves spending time with his family and is a keen sports man.