I am proud to represent the constituency of Limerick City, giving a voice to the people of Limerick I believe passionately in power of education to transform people’s lives. Together with my Labour colleagues I am working to build a fairer, more tolerant, more equal Ireland.
Appointed Minister for Education and Skills, July 2014. Former Minister for Housing and Planning, and Minister for Trade & Development. Elected to Dáil Éireann in 1998, 2002, 2007 and 2011 Elected to Limerick City Council 1985 Mayor of Limerick 1993/1994