I was born in Dublin in 1981, went to Rush Primary School between the ages 5 and 12 before attending Colaiste Cholim secondary school in Swords. I received my Leaving Certificate in 1999 aged 17 and from here went to Trinity College Dublin. I studied French and Spanish for 5 years. It was there that I began to become politically aware whilst not very active. I now work for my local council in libraries. It is a stress-free job which is great and I can also indulge in my love for literature. I live in a small coastal town called Skerries. I rent a 2 bedroom house with my girlfriend Anna.Recently bought a house in Drogheda with Anna, so instead of rent I now have a mortgage, not too sure which is worse!