Jim Daly is Minister of State at the Department of Health with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People. He is a TD representing the Cork South-West Constituency. Jim is a member of a number of Oireachtas Committees, including: Business; Children and Youth Affairs (Chair); Education and Skills; and Procedure (Dáil). He entered politics having been first elected to Cork County Council in 2004 and was re-elected in 2009, topping the poll in the Skibbereen electoral area. He was also elected Mayor of County Cork in 2010. A native of Drinagh, Co. Cork, Jim is one of eleven children. He is married to Virge and father to four sons.
A qualified primary school teacher, Jim was principal of the Gaelscoil in Skibbereen from 2002 to 2005 and has a particular interest in special needs education.
News & Statements
National Help Line to be established for Mental Health Services – Daly
A new national telephone helpline for accessing mental health services is to get the green light, a Fine Gael Minister has said.
Minister to expand Skype clinics to reach more constituents
Skype clinics will be made available to even more people in one of Ireland’s most geographically challenging constituencies, a Fine Gael Minister has said.
Regular respite a must for carers – Daly
A West Cork TD has drafted legislation that will entitle all full time carers to a respite period at least once every month. If enacted, Jim Daly’s new legislation will, for the first time ever, place respite services on a statutory footing, and compel the Health Service Executive to provide the care.