Thomas Walsh (Irish politician)

Thomas Walsh (18 December 1901 – 14 July 1956) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Minister for Agriculture from 1951 to 1954. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Carlow–Kilkenny constituency from 1948 to 1956. He also served as a Senator for the Agricultural Panel from 1943 to 1944.[1]

Thomas Walsh
Minister for Agriculture
In office
13 June 1951 – 2 June 1954
TaoiseachÉamon de Valera
Preceded byJames Dillon
Succeeded byJames Dillon
Teachta Dála
In office
February 1948 – 14 July 1956
In office
1 July 1943 – 2 June 1944
ConstituencyAgricultural Panel
Personal details
Born(1901-12-18)18 December 1901
Kilkenny, Ireland
Died14 August 1956(1956-08-14) (aged 54)
Waterford, Ireland
Political partyFianna Fáil

Walsh first stood for election at the 1943 general election for the Kilkenny constituency but was not successful.[2] He was subsequently elected to Seanad Éireann as a Senator for the Agricultural Panel and served until 1944. He was again an unsuccessful candidate at the 1944 general election but was elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1948 general election as a Fianna Fáil TD for the Carlow–Kilkenny constituency.[1]

In 1951, he joined the Cabinet of Éamon de Valera as Minister for Agriculture, serving in government on one occasion. Walsh died suddenly in 1956 while still a member of the Dáil. The subsequent by-election was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Martin Medlar.


  1. ^ a b "Thomas Walsh". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Thomas Walsh". Retrieved 6 January 2011.
Political offices
Preceded by
James Dillon
Minister for Agriculture
Succeeded by
James Dillon