Party affiliation: Fianna Fáil
Member, Louth County Council, 1974-1985. Member, Louth County Health Committee, 1974- 1985. Louth County Committee of Agriculture, 1974-1985.
East Border Region Committee, 1974-1985. Deputy, Dâil, since 1982. Member, Committee on Co-operative with Developing Countries, 1982-1987.
FF Spokesman, Horticulture, 1983-1987. Ministry of state. Department of Agriculture and food.