- 25 Apr 18
Jim Daly has had a varied life – and a varied career to match. A publican, music promoter, foster parent, and now Minister for Mental Health, he has lived life to the full. Married to Virge Daly, a Lutheran from Estonia, he has four children. Despite operating in a conservative rural constituency, however, he has emerged as a strong advocate for Repealing the Eighth…
Jim Daly first started making a splash on the national political scene back in 2012.
It certainly appeared odd when Enda Kenny asked Daly – then a relatively obscure backbench TD – to front Fine Gael’s campaign for the Children’s Referendum.
Jim has now stepped up to the plate again with the Eighth Amendment to advocate for a Yes vote. Nobody expected it. He’s such a doting dad who fosters kids, he might have been a stereotypical ‘pro-lifer’.