Jim Daly (politician)

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Jim Daly
TD
Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People
Assumed office
20 June 2017
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
Preceded by Helen McEntee
Chair of the Committee on Children and Youth Affairs
In office
4 April 2016 – 8 July 2017
Preceded by Jerry Buttimer
Succeeded by Alan Farrell
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Cork South-West
Personal details
Born James Denis Daly
(1972-12-20) 20 December 1972 (age 45)
Drinagh, County Cork, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Spouse(s) Virge Daly (m. 2001)
Children 4
Alma mater
Website Official website

James Denis Daly (born 20 December 1972) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People since June 2017. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork South-West constituency since 2011. He previously served as Chair of the Committee on Children and Youth Affairs from 2016 to 2017.[1][2]

Prior to being elected to the Dáil, he was a member of Cork County Council for the Skibbereen electoral area from 2004 to 2011.[1] He ran unsuccessfully for the Seanad in 2007.[3]

A native of Drinagh, Daly is from a family of 11 children. He attended secondary school at Maria Immaculata, Dunmanway.

He studied at NUI Maynooth, and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, becoming a primary school teacher.[4]

After appearing on Tonight with Vincent Browne in 2012, Daly was diagnosed with skin cancer by a doctor watching at home.[5]

He appeared on Claire Byrne Live on 22 January 2018, where he suggested a government issued ID be a requirement for logging into social media websites.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jim Daly". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mr. Jim Daly". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "ElectionsIreland.org: Jim Daly". www.electionsireland.org. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Meet your 76 new TDs". RTÉ News. 9 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "TD diagnosed with cancer during TV show appearance". Irish Examiner. 20 March 2013. 

External links[edit]

Oireachtas
Preceded by
Christy O'Sullivan
(Fianna Fáil)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Cork South-West
2011–present
Incumbent