I was first elected as a public representative in 2004 to Fingal County Council at age of 26. Representing the former Malahide Electoral Ward, I was approached by former Malahide Fine Gael TD and Minister, Nora Owen to stand for the party just a few weeks before the election.
During this term I held a number of notable positions within the Council including Deputy Mayor in 2005; Mayor of Fingal in 2007/2008 as well as Chairmanship and membership of a number of Council committees including; Fingal County Enterprise Board; Fingal Development Board; Council Corporate Policy Group and the Council Organisational & Procedural Committee to name but some.
I was also a director of the Drinan Enterprise Centre Limited which in 2010, attracted over 90 jobs to the Swords area.
I was successfully re-elected to the Council in the newly formed Howth/Malahide electoral area in the summer of 2009, tripling my first preference vote whilst also topping the poll in Malahide. A testament to my hard work as a Councillor, I topped the Malahide poll again in February 2011 attaining just over 40% of the first preference vote.
Having been elected to Dáil Éireann on my first attempt on February 25th 2011, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD appointed me to serve on the following Dail Committees:
Justice, Equality & Defence
Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform
Public Service Oversight & Petitions
Additionally, I serve on the internal committee on Environment, Community & Local Government as well as European Affairs.
Finally, I was appointed to Chair the Internal Committee on Public Expenditure & Reform in 2011 & the Chair of the Internal Committee on Justice, Defense & Equality in 2013.
In late 2013, Alan was appointed by An Taoiseach as Head of Delegation to the OSCE (Organisation for Security & Co-Operation in Europe), a pan European organisation whose objectives are the furtherance of peace, arms control, human rights, border integrity and the observation of free and fair elections.
Raised on the Coast Road, Malahide I have owned and operated my own estate agency since 2004 having worked in accounts prior my move into public service.
I am very proud to have organised a charitable annual Goal Mile event in Malahide Castle each Christmas Day since 2007 having cumulatively raised €35,000 for the humanitarian charity in that time.
Despite our current economic difficulties, I am committed to providing a strong voice for the people of Dublin Fingal and continue to work hard in order to make an impact at both a local and national level.
I was re-elected to Dail Eireann in February 2016 having finished 3rd of 15 candidates across the North County.