He was elected to Dublin City Council on 6 June 2009. Before entering politics he was a speechwriter at a United Nations-affiliated organisation in Vienna responsible for monitoring nuclear weapon testing. In the summer of 2008 he joined the Fine Gael Party and in January 2009 he returned to Dublin to contest the local elections. Upon his election he left his job to focus full time on his responsibilities as a Councillor.
Some other facts on Eoghan: Eoghan has worked as a travel journalist; his favourite trip was to Thailand, where he taught English. His favourite TV programme is Flight of the Concords.