Cathal is a self employed Solicitor from Brookhill, Ballyhogue – the eldest son of Peter, a beef farmer and Theresa, a primary school teacher.
Educated at Kiltealy NS, Boolavogue NS and the FCJ Secondary School in Bunclody, he graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an Honours degree in Law and Business, and a Masters in Law. He is a qualified Solicitor with his own practice based in Enniscorthy, having previously worked on the successful Congressional election campaign of Joe Kennedy III in Boston (grandnephew to the former US President) and in the Office of the Irish Attorney General.
Cathal was elected to Wexford County Council on his first attempt at 27 years of age receiving 1,230 votes in the Enniscorthy District in May 2019. He is currently the youngest elected member of Wexford County Council.
Cathal is deeply rooted in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of the 1798 Rebellion Centre in Enniscorthy and is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bree Community Employment Scheme Ltd. He is currently the Leinster Council Delegate on the Wexford GAA County Board. He plays Junior Football for Ballyhogue GAA Club where he served as Club Secretary for six years and soccer for Castledockrell Utd where he currently serves as Club Chairman.
As a County Councillor, he has built up a reputation for hard work and holds regular monthly clinics to provide an effective service to the people of Enniscorthy Town and District.