Tom Fleming (Irish politician)

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Tom Fleming
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Kerry South
Personal details
Born Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Independent
Other political
Fianna Fáil (1980–2011)
Occupation Publican

Tom Fleming is an Irish independent politician. He was elected at the 2011 general election to Dáil Éireann as a Teachta Dála (TD) for Kerry South.[1]

Fleming is a former Fianna Fáil member of Kerry County Council, and was co-opted to the council before the 1985 local elections, as a Fianna Fáil councillor for the Killarney electoral area, following the death of his father.[2] He retained his seat at the 1999, 2004 and 2009 local elections.[2] He was an unsuccessful Fianna Fáil candidate for Kerry South at the 2002 and 2007 general elections.[2]

He and fellow Councillor Michael Cahill left Fianna Fáil on 12 January 2011.[2][3] He contested the Kerry South constituency at the 2011 general election as an independent candidate, winning a seat.[2] He is part of the Dáil Technical group which gives independents and minor parties more speaking time in Dáil debates.[4]

Fleming was the fourth generation of his family to serve on Kerry County Council. [5]

He is a member of the Independent Alliance.[6]


  1. ^ "Mr. Tom Fleming". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Tom Fleming". Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "‘I have touched positively every home of every parish’". Irish Examiner. 9 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "TDs agree to form technical group". The Irish Times. 9 March 2011. 
  5. ^ 'Heirs to the Kingdom: Kerry's Political Dynasties' by Owen O'Shea (O'Brien Press, 2011)
  6. ^ "Feargal Quinn to announce he is to join Independent Alliance". The Irish Times. 29 June 2015. 
Preceded by
John O'Donoghue
(Fianna Fáil)
Independent Teachta Dála for Kerry South