Paul is currently Chairperson of the Council’s Enterprise and Economic Development policy committee and a member of the seven person Corporate Policy Group chaired by the Lord Mayor. He also is a member of the city’s Local Community Development Committee.
Paul is married with two young children and lives in Sycamore Park.
He previously chaired the Council’s Communications Working Group and the local Joint Policing Committee. His past experience on the council also includes time spent on the Lord Mayor’s Commission on Employment, the planning committee, the housing committee and the International Relations Advisory Group.
Outside of politics, Paul has worked for a number of business and not-for profit organisations including; The Irish Platform for Patients’ Organisations, The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, the Minister for Justice, the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, The Tolka Area Partnership and the Ballymun Community Market.
At Board level he currently serves as a voluntary board member of the Ballymun Local Drugs Taskforce, The Finglas Youth Resource Centre, Innovate Ballymun and Our Lady’s Day Nursery.
He has previously served as a voluntary board member of St James’ Hospital, The Dublin City Enterprise Board, The Kilmore West Youth Project and The Ballymun Whitehall Area Partnership.
Paul was educated at De La Salle Primary School, Beneavin College Secondary School and the National College of Industrial Relations (now National College of Ireland). His family has lived in Finglas for almost 50 years. With his grandparents settling there when Finglas was only a small village on the outskirts of Dublin.
Before becoming involved in politics, Paul was involved in the Finglas no-name Club for a ten year period dealing with young people in the area and giving them skills to develop as young adults, helping them resist peer pressures of alcohol and drugs. He is committed to youth development work and recognises it as an important tool to empower young people.