A native of Arklow, Pat is married to Veronica and lives in the Oaklands estate in the town. They are the parents of three sons and two daughters.
Pat was first elected to Arklow Urban Distict Council, as it was then, in 1999 and to Wicklow County Council in 2009. He was appointed a Commissioner of Oaths in 1999.
Speaking of his work as a councillor Pat stated: “I believe my role is to look after the needs of the community I represent and to work together with individuals and groups from the area to provide opportunity and care for all.
“It has been my pleasure to work with, and be part of, many voluntary groups in our community.
“I operate an open door policy in my home to meet members of our community who have issues of concern and also visit constituents at their places of choice.
“My commitment to the community is year round and not just at election time.”