Pat Deering was elected to Carlow County Council in June 2009. Pat was the Fine Gael Whip on Carlow County Council. He is the chairman of Carlow County GAA Board. He is a Member of the IFA. He is an active member of Fine Gael for 25 years. He is Branch Secretary of Rathvilly Branch Fine Gael.
Some other facts on Pat Pat has two children Roisin 11 and Michael 7. He is a dairy farmer and milks 40 cows every day. Pat is a huge GAA fan and is Chairman of the Carlow GAA County Board. He is very interested in Irish history, his favourite historical figure is Michael Collins.