Jim Daly (politician)

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Jim Daly
Chair of the Committee on Children and Youth Affairs
Assumed office
4 April 2016
Preceded by Jerry Buttimer
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Cork South–West
Personal details
Born (1972-12-20) 20 December 1972 (age 44)
Drinagh, Cork, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Spouse(s) Virge Daly
Children 4 sons
Alma mater
Website Official website

James Daly (born 20 December 1972) is an Irish Fine Gael politician and a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork South–West constituency, upon being elected at the 2011 general election. He was appointed Chair of the Committee on Children and Youth Affairs in April 2016. [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]


  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 2016-10-28. 
  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. 

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Preceded by
Christy O'Sullivan
(Fianna Fáil)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Cork South–West