Party affiliation: Fine Gael
Elected Member of Parliament, since 1981, minister of state, department industry and commerce, 1986-1987. Fine Gael front bench spokesperson energy and communications, 1987-1989. Fine Gael front bench spokesperson energy & natural resource, 1989-1990.
Fine Gael front bench spokesperson on health, 1990-1992. Fine Gael front bench spokesperson on employment, 1992-1993. Front bench spokesperson on enterprise and employment, 1993-1994.
Member Dublin City Council, 1991-1994. Minister of enterprise and employment, 1994-1997. Spokesperson in education, since 1998.
Co-author, Irish Economy, 1975. Irish Public Debt, 1979. Co-author, Drainage Policy In Ireland, 1982.
Fine Gael: White Paper On Energy, 1988, Broadcasting Policy for the 1990s, 1988, Telecommunications Policy, 1989, Energy Conservation, 1989. Energy and the Environment, 1991. Coherent Policy for People with A Disability, 1992.
The Jobs Economy, 1992.