Tom Hayes (Irish politician)
Tom Hayes (born 16 February 1952) is a former Irish Fine Gael politician who served as Minister of State for Food, Horticulture and Food Safety from 2013 to 2016. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Tipperary South constituency from 2001 to 2016. He was a Senator for the Agricultural Panel from 1997 to 2001.
|Minister of State for Food, Horticulture and Food Safety|
5 June 2013 – 16 May 2016
|Preceded by||Shane McEntee|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Doyle|
June 2001 – February 2016
12 September 1997 – 22 June 2001
|Born||16 February 1952|
Golden, County Tipperary, Ireland
|Political party||Fine Gael|
|Alma mater||University College Cork|
He was elected in 1997, to the 21st Seanad for the Agricultural Panel. He was Fine Gael's Seanad spokesperson on Agriculture. He was elected on 30 June 2001, to the 28th Dáil, as a TD for Tipperary South, when he held the seat for Fine Gael in a by-election following the death of Theresa Ahearn. He was re-elected at the 2002, 2007 and 2011 general elections.
Hayes served as Chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party from September 2002 to March 2010. He was party deputy spokesperson on Transport, with responsibility for Road Safety from October 2010 to March 2011.
- "Mr. Tom Hayes". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 August 2009.
- "Tom Hayes". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 August 2009.
- "Tom Hayes appointed Minister of State at Department of Agriculture". RTÉ News. 5 June 2013.
| Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Tipperary South
| Minister of State for Food, Horticulture and Food Safety
|Party political offices|
| Chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party