T.D. Dick ROCHE
Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and at the Department of Foreign Affairs with responsibility for European Affairs
1978 Former Public Servant, served in the Departments of Post and Telegraphs, Transport and Power, Finance and in the Department of Economic Planning and Development.
1978 won a United Nations Human Rights Fellowship
1978 Appointed College Lecturer in Public Administration and Public Finance at UCD
since 1978 Member of the Irish Commission for Justice and Peace. Later served as chairman of the Commission.
Represented the Irish Government as an official parliamentary observer at the final appeal of the Birmingham Six in the old Bailey, London
Patron of the Irish-East Timor Solidarity Campaign
A past member of the Eastern Health Board, served for a numver of years as chaiman of the Community Care Programm Committee of the Board.
1984 elected to the first Greystones Town Commission.
1985 elected to Wicklow County Council
Re-elected to the Council and Town Commission in each election since then.
1987 First elected to the Dail Eireann, was re-elected in 1989 and again in 1997.
1992 Elected to Seanad Eireann
Chairman of the All-party Oireachtas Committee on the Strategic Management Initiative, the Committee which oversees the process of reform of the public service
Serves on the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Public Enterprise and Transport and on the Dail Committee on Procedures and Priveleges.
Former Chairman of the Oireaches Joint Committee on State Sponsored Bodies. Leader of the Irish Observer Delegation to the Assembly of the Western European Union and serves on the Assembly's Presidential Commission.
Serves the constituency of Wicklow on the County Wicklow VEC
A member of the Irish Council of the European Movement