Ossian Smyth is Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for Public Procurement and eGovernment; and the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications with special responsibility for Communications and Circular Economy. He was appointed to these roles in July 2020.
He has been a TD for the Dún Laoghaire constituency since the 2020 general election.
Following the 2014 Irish local elections, Smyth was elected to Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council for the Dún Laoghaire local electoral area. He served as Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council from 2018 to 2019.
Smyth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin.