Paddy is from Youghal, Co. Cork, and studied in TCD. He qualified in '85. Paddy has worked in London , Poole, Devon and Cornwall for 6 years and also worked for 9 months in Zimbabwe. He has been working in Dublin since then and being living in north county Dublin in Donabate. Paddy is married to a Mauritian doctor with one teenage son. He has varied interests, mostly water based-sea: scouts, kayaking, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, camping, hillwalking and Buddhist meditation. His voluntary work currently includes scout leader and helping with homeless dental services.