Married to Carol they have 3 adult children. They race their small boat together and have won a sailing National Championships on a few occasions. Derek is also interested in Classic cars, Classic motorbikes and does some Hillwalking. He is often seen cycling around Greystones.

Derek believes that Ireland, as an island nation, has ignored the sea which is why he has been determined to get Greystones harbour rebuilt as the central attraction of the town.

2009 Election Campaign Video