Position in the party : Party Member since 2003
Constituency: Sligo - North Leitrim
Occupation: writer and film-maker
Education: BA (Hons) History and Politics 1984
Family: Partner: Tracy Walsh; Two kids
Previous electoral results: Unsuccessful candidate Locals 2004, 2009
“Green” and Other Achievements:
Award-winning feature film-maker;
Founding editor of Film Ireland magazine;
Initiated a community wide response to Leitrim Co Council’s development plans for Dromahair in 2006. The popular response over-turned the Local Area Plan. Successfully opposed new housing developments on the basis of the re-written plan.
Initiated Adaptation Film Festival for Cinema North West
Interesting Fact: The only Board member of the Irish Film Board - the national film agency - based outside the Dublin region.