Held several positions in Irish politics such as for example Taoiseach, Leader of Fianna Fail, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Defence, Tanaiste, and Minister for Health insurance and Children amongst others. His initial main function in workplace was as Teachta Dala beginning in 1984 and afterwards he assumed the positioning of Minister of Labour while still in workplace for Teachta Dala. He was the Minister of Transportation, Energy, and Marketing communications for almost 2 yrs. He previously two children along with his wife Mary Malloy. He was called Taoiseach by Leader Mary McAleese after earning the election 88 to 76.