Bobby has been involved in politics since 1985. His official record is as follows:
Formally: Member, Kerry County Council since 1991;
Member, Southern Health Board 1991 – 2004;Member, Kerry Educational Service (KES) 2004 –- 2009;rnChairperson, Transport SPC 2004 – –2009;
Chairperson, Environmental & Water Services SPC 2004 –- 2009;Mayor of Kerry 2009 -– 2010.
Currently:Member of the HSE Forum;Member South West Regional Authority;Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly;Fine Gael Whip on Kerry County Council; Member, Joint Policing Committee; Member Community Culture and Tourism SPC;General Secretary, LAMA;Mayor elect of the Killarney Municipal Area for 2015 – 2016.
Bobby has been elected in 3 different electoral areas and 2 constituencies:
Mid Kerry, Dingle Area 1991; Tralee Area 1999 and 2004;Killarney Area 2009 and 2014 (to present).
Bobby is the longest serving member on Kerry County Council and has been serving the people of Kerry since 1991. He is a member of Castleisland Desmond GAA Club, Castleisland Golf Club / Killarney Golf and Fishing Club and Castleisland Rugby club. Bobby is a publican by trade running The Poets Inn on Main Street, Castleisland.