Cormac was elected as Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council at an Annual General Meeting of the Council on Monday 13th June 2016. This made him the first Fianna Fáil Cathaoirleach of the Council in 13 years and the youngest Cathaoirleach to servce in that office. COUNCIL ROLE: Cathaoirlach of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (2016 - 2017) Member of the Corporate Policy Group (CPG) (2014 - 2017) Member of the Organisation, Procedure & Protocol Committee (2004 - 2009 & 2016 - 2017) Member of the Social Housing Strategic Policy Committee (S.P.C.) (2015 - Present) Member, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Joint Policing Committee (J.P.C.) (2009 - Present) COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Chairperson & Board Member of the Beaufort Day Care Centre, Glasthule (2007 - Present) Member, Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ( I.S.P.C.A ) Member, Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ( D.S.P.C.A .) PUBLIC SERVICE Elected An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (June 2016 - June 2017) Subsequently re-elected for the Dún Laoghaire Local Electoral Area (LEA) in June 2009 Re-elected for a third term in May 2014 taking the 2nd seat out of 21 candidates. Served as the Fianna Fáil Group Deputy Leader & Whip 2007-2008 & 2009 - 2010 & 2014 - 2016 Chairperson of the Dún Laoghaire Area Committee 2014 - 2015 Served as the Fianna Fáil Group Deputy Leader & Whip on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Member of the National Youth Council of Ireland ( N.Y.C.I. ) 2002 - 2003 Secretary of Dublin Fianna Fáil Councillors' Forum (2006 - 2009) PREVIOUS MEMBERSHIP: Board Member, Dún Laoghaire Town Football Club (2002 - 2007) Board Member, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Community Forum (2003 - 2004) Board Member of Youthreach / Sportsreach Committee (2004 - 2009) Member of the Environment Special Policy Committee (S.P.C.) (2004 - 2009) Member of the Environment, Culture & Community Special Policy Committee (S.P.C.) (2004 - 2014) Member of the Health Service Executive (HSE) Eastern Regional Health Forum (2009 - 2011) Member of the Transport Special Policy Committee (S.P.C.) (2010 - 2014)
Cormac lives with his wife Jennifer and their three young children in Dún Laoghaire. He was first elected to Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in 2004 and was subsequentlyre-elected in the 2009 & 2014 Local Elections. In February 2016, he contested his first General Election where he received over 4600 first preference votes. Despite not being elected, he finished on 5564 votes.