(01/12/1951 - )
Chairman of the Committee of Public Accounts [1987 to 1993]
Former Vice-Chairman of the Dáil Committee on Crime Lawlessness and Vandalism
Chairman of Sub-Committee on Motor Insurance
27th Dáil - Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (with special responsibility for IFSC and Local Government Initiatives)
Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs (with special responsibilities for European Affairs) [20 December 1994 to 26 June 1997]
29th Dáil - Chairman of the European Affairs Committee [up to 20 October 2004]
Member of the European Parliament for the Dublin constituency on 11 June 2004.
Did not contest the 2007 General Election..