Eddie is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland and the Insurance Institute of Ireland and has served as a Councillor since 2019 when he was elected to Galway City Council. He is currently serving as Mayor of Galway City. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and is an Associate of Chartered Accountants Ireland. He works with his own family practice Hoare Chartered Accountants and has over 10 years of practice experience working closely with a large portfolio of clients providing audit and corporate advisory services. He specialises in the areas of Audit & Assurance, Accounts Preparation, Company Taxation and Corporate Finance.