Ted was elected to the Castleknock Ward of Fingal County Council on May 20th 2014. In June 2014 Ted was elected Deputy Mayor of Fingal Co Council by his fellow Councillors. He was appointed to the Transportation Strategic Policy Committee (SPC), Blanchardstown Drugs Task Force, Local Traveller Accommodation Board, Liffey Valley Advisory Group and the Fingal Culture and Heritage Board.
Ted was born and reared in Dunsandle Grove next to Pecks Lane in Castleknock. He attended St Brigid’s National School in Beechpark and Castleknock College at secondary level. He studied international politics in the American College Dublin and received a Masters degree in political science and peace studies from Trinity College. He currently lives in Porterstown. He worked for some years in the family clothing business as a sales rep. He has also worked in recruitment, media and the ESB.