(b Ennid, Co. Clare, 1952).
Irish composer. Lived in Ger. for 5 yrs. Taught at Univ. Coll., Cork, 1982–3. Works incl. operas The Intelligence Park (1982–7), The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (2002–4), and tv opera The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit (1994). Also much orch., chamber, and vocal mus.