Tom was first elected to Cork County Council in 2009 before being elected to the Dáil in 2011. Having started his own business before entering politics, Tom works hard to support local businesses.
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 also loves spending time in West Cork and holidays in Rosscarbery every year.