(1848–August 27 1914
) was an Irish
Born in Woodford, Co Galway, he was the son of William Roche, a miller and farmer.
He was a tenant on the Woodford estate of the Earl of Clanricarde, and was jailed on a number of occasions for his active opposition to eviction proceedings during the Land War.
He married, in 1878, Teresa Donnelly, of Douras, Co. Galway.
He was MP for Galway East from May 14 1890 to his death in 1914.
He was a member of the Anti-Parnellite faction during the split in Irish Parliamentary Party.