Inchigeela N.S

St Colmans College, Fermoy

De La Salle College, Macroom

University College Cork

College of Commerce, Rathmines (DIT)

Political Career:

Co-opted to Cork County Council 1987.

Elected to Dáil Éireann 1989.

Spokesperson for Health 1989-93; Arts, Culture & the Gaeltacht in 1994; Youth & Sport 1993-4.

Chairperson of Cork County Council, 2005/06.

Fine Gael Spokesperson on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 2007 – 2010.

Minister for Agriculture, May 2016 – June 2020.


Married to Sinead, one daughter Ruth, and two sons Odhran and Darragh.


Member of and former player with Macroom GAA Club.

Member and former Captain of Macroom Golf Club.

Past member of Macroom Macra na Feirme