Hometown: Enniscrone, County Sligo
Career/Qualifications: Ignatius built up a property business worth almost 4 million which he lost during the crash. He went back to college and gained a first class degree in quantity surveying, and is currently studying for an Economics degree which he hopes to use working for aid organisations.
Volunteer Experience: Worked in Africa with The Niall Mellon Township Blitz in 2006 and 2007. Gets involved in local fundraising.
Ignatius Loves: People, animals and the energy of places around the world.
Ignatius Hates: The rat race and the collapse of the Irish economy. He also hates being 'just a number'.
Ignatius feels his strengths are: His resolute character and dramatic life experience. (Following the collapse of his business he had to rebuild his 'life and personality').
Ignatius Believes: 'There will always be more work than can be done...to be done'
Interesting Fact: At 26 Ignatius contracted a mystery virus and was paralysed on the left side of his body - his dramatic recovery astonished his doctors.