Elected Fine Gael Member of Donegal County Council in 2009, Seanad Éireann in 2002 - 2007. Elected to Dáil Éireann in 2007 and again in 2011 and 2016. Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development.
Rural Broadband – strong/ reliable access for all is essential for businesses/ SMEs; remote access and work flexibility; home access for students
Investment in Infrastructure –roads like N14 Lifford- Letterkenny Road; better transport systems and connectivity like the £75M investment for A5 Road
Healthcare services: improvement/ development of essential services, attracting qualified nurses/ doctors, cross border projects like LUH/ Altnagelvin