I was born in Rathangan and lived there for twenty years. Have lived in the Newbridge area for 43 years. I have been married to Carmel for 43 years. We have four daughters, Liz, Louise, Patricia, Valerie, one son Anthony and and nine grand children. My work history consists of 12 years at Roadstone Ltd. Allen Quarry as a Fitter/Mechanic, followed by many years of factory maintenance with Reliance Engineering. I worked for three years with Newbridge Community Workshop as an Instructor.I also worked as a Electrical Appliance Repair Engineer for five years, I ran my own leaflet distribution business with my wife Carmel for over 20 years.