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.


Fine Gael is standing up for small business

Fine Gael TDs Áine Collins, Tom Barry and Liam Twomey today (Tuesday), discussed the results of a nationwide SME survey with Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, as part of Fine Gael’s ‘Standing Up for Small Business Campaign’.

Work underway to improve water quality at Front Strand Beach Youghal – Barry

“Work is underway to address the problems caused by historic underinvestment at Front Strand Beach in Youghal”, says Tom Barry, Fine Gael TD for Cork East.

Fine Gael is standing up for small business and the self-employed

Fine Gael today (Tuesday) launched a campaign to stand up for small businesses and self-employed people across Ireland. The campaign was launched at Krust Bakery in Dublin this morning by An Taoiseach and Leader of Fine Gael, Enda Kenny TD, Aine Collins TD, Liam Twomey TD and Tom Barry TD.

Contrary to opposition spin the recovery is spreading to rural Ireland – Barry

“If we are to believe the opposition, rural Ireland is desolate, lacking in innovation and generally to be pitied. As a resident of rural Ireland this is not what I see and experience”, says Tom Barry, Fine Gael TD for Cork East.

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.