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
Fianna Fail desperate bid for headlines in thriving West Cork – Daly
Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly has said the ongoing negativity by Fianna Fail in relation to West Cork’s community hospitals “is desperation to make headlines in a region that is a hive of activity as a result of government investment”.
‘Ruxi’ - Rural taxi proposal a step closer – Daly
A taxi service that caters specifically for rural Ireland is a now a step closer, a Fine Gael Minister has said.
Government absolutely committed to Fair Deal - Daly
The Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly, has reiterated the governments full ongoing support for the Nursing Homes Support Scheme (NHSS), commonly referred to as Fair Deal and to planned reforms of the scheme which will benefit farmers and small business people.