Paul was elected to Dáil Éireann for the constituency of Galway East on February 25th, 2011 and is a member of the Public Accounts Committee.
Previously he was elected to Galway County Council in June 2009
He has worked as a youth worker with Foróige
He is married to Edel and lives in Mountbellew, Co. Galway
He qualified with a Marketing Degree from GMIT and also has a Certificate in Agriculture from Mountbellew Agricultural College and a H. Dip in Marketing from NUIG.
He enjoys GAA, soccer and many other sports.