First elected in 2007, and re-elected at each general election since then. Michael comes from a farming background and is a former chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Science.
Reversing the shameful cuts to to supports for people with disabilities, and providing proper funding for early intervention services for children
Immediate action on the housing crisis - tackling high rents, lack of social housing, and the huge increases in the cost of residential construction
Job Creation - greater focus on foreign direct investment in regional towns, revamp the commercial rates system, and encouraging start-up enterprises