St Colmans College Fermoy
De La Salle College Macroom
University College Cork
College of Commerce Rathmines (DIT)
Co-Opted to Cork County Council 1987.
Elected to Dáil Éireann 1989.
Spokesperson for Education; Arts, Culture & the Gaeltacht in 1994; Health 1989-93; and Youth & Sport 1993-4.
Fine Gael Spokesperson on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, September, 2007 – 2010.
Chairperson of Cork County Council, 2005/06.
Married to Sinead with a daughter; Ruth and two sons Odhran and Darragh.
Member and former player with Macroom GAA
Member and former Captain of Macroom Golf Club
Past member of Macroom Macra na Feirme