Tim is a member of the 25th Seanad and is based in Cork South West. He is involved in two Oireachtas Committees: Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and Communications, Climate Action and Environment. Prior to becoming a Senator Tim served thirteen years as a Cork County Councillor, where he worked actively on improving roads and footpaths, tackling anti-social behaviour and traffic problems, and delivering new amenity facilities.
Tim is acknowledged as being a hardworking, dedicated, and forward-thinking politician who made history when, in 2011, he was elected as Cork County’s youngest ever Mayor. He has been a member of the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly since 2007 and has represented Cork County Council and the South West Regional Authority at the Regional Assembly. He also served on the Forum’s Acute Hospitals and Population Health Committee, and was the first young councillor to be appointed to the Strategic Policy Committee as the Fine Gael Leader on the HSE board.
Outside of politics Tim is a family man, a farmer, and an active community member. Married to Catherine the pair live in Minane Bridge, with their two daughters and twin sons, where Tim is also a dairy-farmer and a former chairman of his local GAA club.
News & Statements
Put the phone away this Valentine’s Day - Lombard
A Fine Gael Senator is encouraging people to stay off their phones this Valentine’s Day and instead spend time with their loved ones.
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The overuse of smart phones is harming our world famous hospitality culture, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Electric vehicle charging network set for overhaul - Lombard
Cork will greatly benefit from a multi-million euro pot to develop a state of the art electric vehicle charging network, a Fine Gael Senator has said.