Party affiliation: Fine Gael
Member, Irish Council, European Movement, since 1973. Member, Skibbereen Urban District Council, 197479. Member, Baltimore Harbour Commission, 1974-1979.
Member of the Dâil, since 1977. Spokesman on Law Reform, 1977-1979, Foreign Affairs, 1979-1980, Security, 1980-1981. Chairman, Dâil Consolidation Committee, 1977- SI.
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, 1981-1982. Spokesman on Health, 1982. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, 1982-1986.
Minister of State for Finance and the Public Service, 1986-1987. Spokesman on Agriculture, 1987-1988, Social Welfare, 1988-1989, Justice, 1989-1991. Foreign and European Affairs, since 1991.
Principal partner, Wolfe and Company, until 1979. Founder President, Skibbereen Junior Chamber, 1967.