Tom Barry TD

Tom was first elected to Cork County Council in 2009 before being elected to the Dáil in 2011. Tom ran his own business before entering politics and  works hard to support local enterprise.

He supports the work of the Irish Guidedog Association in his home town of Mallow by fundraising on its behalf. A huge soccer fan, Tom goes to see Manchester United play at least once a year. He enjoys spending time in West Cork and holidays in Rosscarbery every year.


New entrepreneurship plan to support start-ups in creating 93,000 jobs - Barry

Fine Gael TD for Cork East, Tom Barry, says a new plan aimed at creating 93,000 jobs, launched by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, Minister of State for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD and Minister of State for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD, should act as a kick-start for local entrepreneurs.

€250,000 fund for start-up agri-business – Barry

Fine Gael TD for Cork East and member of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Barry TD, has today (Tuesday) called for applicants for the new Enterprise Ireland €250,000 Competitive Feasibility Fund

Dairygold development prioritises Mallow Ring Rd – Barry

Fine Gael TD for Cork East and member of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Barry TD, has today (Friday), welcomed an investment of €117 million at Dairygold in Mallow and Mitchelstown, and the news that the Mallow Ring road is to become a reality.

Barry welcomes publication of new legislation to ensure fair playing field for consumers and suppliers

Fine Gael Cork East TD, Tom Barry, has welcomed the publication of the Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014, which will offer greater protections to both consumers and suppliers. The long awaited piece of legislation has been published today (Monday) by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD.

Barry welcomes significant supports for tillage farming in RDP

Fine Gael Cork East Deputy, Tom Barry, has today (Wednesday) has said that two significant incentives contained in the new Rural Development Programme (RDP) will greatly aid Irish tillage farmers. The RDP, as unveiled by the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney TD, includes more than €12.5 billion in funding for the agricultural sector up to 2020.