I am married with three grown -up children. I gained a B.A. Degree in Psychology and Economics from University College Dublin in 1980, Higher Diploma in Education from University Of Dublin, Trinity Collage, 1982. Master in Education, trinity college Dublin 1986. As a professional I have been a teacher, Deputy Principal and Principal of a mainstream school with a unit for children with Autism, principal of a school for children with physical disabilities and Principal of a school foe children with Autism, ADHD, emotional difficulties and learning difficulties. I have also been A Lecturer in the Philosophy of Education at NUI Galway 1990-1994.