Party affiliation: Fianna Fàil, FF
Deputy, Dâil, Dublin South-West, 1965-1977. Front Bench Spokesman, Labour, 1969-1973. Member, Panel of Temporary Chairman, Dâil Eircann, 1979.
Alderman, Dublin City Council, 1974-1979. Deputy, Dâil, Dublin Ballyfermot, 1977-1981. Front Bench Spokesman, Labour, 1979.
Member of the European Parliament, 1979-1981. Ceann Comhairle, 1981-1982. Deputy, Dâil, Dublin South-Central, 1981-1987.
Member, Dublin City Cncl. Senator, 1987-1989; currently Minister for Health. Medical doctor, member, Board of St. James’ Hospital, since 1972.
Member, Jervis Street Hospital Board, since 1974.