Kieran was elected to the Dáil in February 2011. He was appointed Deputy Spokesperson on Enterprise, Trade and Innovation with Special Responsibility for Enterprise & Employment in October 2010. He was previously Deputy Spokesperson on Finance, with Special Responsibility for Freedom of Information, Procurement Reform and the Office of Public Works from October 2007. Kieran is a member of the Mid-West Regional Authority and Limerick Market Trustees. He is on the Planning and Transport Strategic Policy Committees of Limerick County Council.
Kieran is married to Phil and has four children. He is a qualified chartered accountant with his own practice and has an honours Business Studies degree from UL.