Eddie graduated with an honours degree in law from Trinity College, Dublin in 1977. He served his apprenticeship with a firm of solicitors in Mullingar and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1979. He was a founding member of the firm of Larkin Tynan & Co. with Denis Larkin in 1982 and has been a partner in the firm in Mullingar since then. Eddie, as a solicitor, has extensive general practice experience specialising in commercial and residential conveyancing, licensing, probate, wills, and advising on the transfer of family businesses and farms to the next generation.