Ian is the Green Party representative for Swords in the local elections. He has worked for environmental groups in Ireland and Europe for the last five years and before that as a jounalist and news editor.

He worked as Communications Manager with both the Irish Environmental Network and the European Environmental Bureau. He has worked on issues such as nature protection, plastic pollution, climate change, and sustainable development both nationally and internationally. He currently works in the Communications Team of the Green Party.

He grew up in Swords, in Pinegrove, and has lived in the town for most of his life. He has vounteered for over 10 years in the Brackenstown area with the local scout group. He lives in Coolquay with his wife, Ciara, and two young children.