Seán Gallagher, is an Irish entrepreneur, businessman and 2011 presidential candidate from County Cavan, Ireland. He is the founder of the company Smarthomes and has featured as a panellist on RTÉ’s Dragons’ Den.Gallagher grew up in a family of six in Ballyhaise, County Cavan. Both his parents are deceased, his father John Gallagher came from Killygordon, County Donegal and his mother Anne (née Bracken) Gallagher from Tullamore, County Offaly. He was born with congenital cataracts. This meant that he was virtually blind, and at the time there was no treatment. He eventually had corrective surgery.