Tony joined LIT in 1998 as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Automobile Engineering (DoMA). He has worked as a lecturer and as a senior lecturer, where he lectured to both full-time and craft apprentice students, until being recently promoted to the role of Head of Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (DoEE).
Tony served as the Chair of the local Limerick Colleges TUI branch from 2013 to 2021. He also served on the Academic Council of the former LIT and was also a member of the associated subcommittees. He was elected as the academic staff representative to the Governing Body of the previous LIT (2 terms) and served as a member/observer of the interim Governing Body of TUS.
Tony has been a member of the Inter-Branch Negotiation/Engagement Technological University Committee (INTUC) for the past 2 years. This is a consortium of TUI representatives from LIT and AIT branches, which is charged with negotiation rights on behalf of both branches on all TU matters, including the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and associated position papers.