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. Cormac is heavily involved in many local community organisations and volunteers with; COUNCIL ROLE: 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. Cormac is a full time public representative for the area. Cormac was first elected to Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in 2004 and was subsequently re-elected in both the 2009 & 2014 local elections.
Served as An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown 2016 - 2017
In the General Election of February 2016 , Cormac secured over 4600 first preference votes. Despite not being elected, he finished with an impressive 5564 votes as a first time candidate.
In November 2018, Cormac and Justin Moylan (from Dalkey) were selected as the local team to contest the local elections in the Dún Laoghaire area in May 2019. The Party are targeting two seats for Fianna Fáil in the area.