Paul Coghlan was re-elected to Seanad Éireann (Industrial and Commercial Panel) in April 2011.
He was a member of Kerry County Council, Killarney UDC, Kerry VEC, and Dingle Harbour Commissioners. Paul is a member and former President of Killarney Chamber of Commerce. He was a founding director of Radio Kerry and is a trustee and former Chairman of Muckross House.
He is a member of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland, the Life Insurance Association and the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers.