Party affiliation: Progressive Democrats
Senator, 1977-1981; member, Joint Committee for Secondary Legislation, 1977-1981. Member, Dublin County Council, since 1979. Deputy, Dâil, since 1981.
Member, Select Committee on Crime Lawlessness and Vandalism, 1983-1987. Founder member, PD, 1985. PD Spokesperson, Justice and Social Policy.
Health and Social Welfare. PD Chief Whip; member, Dàil Committee on Public Accounts, 19881989. Ministry of State, Department of the Environment, since 1989.