Norma Foley TD – Bio

Norma Foley TD – How it started and how its going

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Norma Foley ( from wikipedia)
  • appointed Minister for Education June 2020 by Micheal Martin
  • On her first day in the Dáil, Foley proposed her party leader Micheál Martin in his successful bid to become Taoiseach.
  • elected as TD for Kerry in March 2020
  • secured the fifth and final seat at the expense of the her party colleague John Brassil on the eighth count.
  • late addition to the ticket as a third Fianna Fáil candidate in the Kerry constituency in advance of the 2020 general election.
  • member of Kerry County Council
  • 2016 – failed in her bid to secure a nomination as a general election candidate
  • 2007 – added to the Fianna Fáil ticket as Tom McEllistrim’s running mate
  • failed to secure a nomination as a general election candidate in Kerry North in 2002
  • teacher at Presentation Secondary School, Tralee
  • married to fellow teacher Denis Maguire.
  • Denis Foley was a Fianna Fáil TD for Kerry North from 1981 to 1989 and 1992 to 2002.
  • parents are Denis and Hannah Foley.

Denis Foley (14 May 1934 – 26 October 2013)

  • Fianna Fáil TD for the Kerry North constituency from 1981 to 1989 and 1992 to 2002
  • Senator for the Industrial and Commercial Panel from 1989 to 1992.
  • rates collector  in the 1970s
  • ran The Central Ballroom in Ballybunion
  • ran the ballroom of The Brandon Hotel
  • had an interest in The Hillgrove Hotel in Dingle
  • extensive property holdings in Tralee.
  • member of Kerry County Council from 1979
  • he held an offshore account with Ansbacher Bank to avoid tax
  • resigned from Fianna Fáil on 9 February 2000 and
  • became an Independent TD.
  • May 2000, he became the first TD to receive a penalty for breaching the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995; he was suspended from the Dáil for 14 days.
  • resigned from the Dáil Public Accounts Committee  (on which he had been involved in the questioning of an official of the Ansbacher bank in which he held an undeclared deposit

FF deputy involved in Ansbacher debacle – 9 Nov 2013

Fianna Fail leader pays tribute to corrupt politician. – 7 Nov 2013

New tax-fraud revelation rocks Fianna Fail – 16 Feb 2011

  • The revelation that one of the six TDs involved as a “watchdog” for the public had himself got questions to answer about his own tax liabilities will again rock confidence in public accountability and fuel voter cynicism.

TD Denis Foley’s evidence branded as ‘incredible’ – 20 Dec 2006

Further tales in the fall and fall of Foley – 23 March 2005

Former TD’s €580,000 tax settlement – 22 March 2005

Former TD Foley in e580k tax settlement –

  • FORMER Fianna Fáil TD Denis Foley and retired hospital surgeon George Lyons from Tralee have emerged as the county’s top two tax cheats discovered by the Revenue Commissioners – 24 March 2005
  • So far, Kerry tax dodgers have settled with Revenue for a total sum of over ?9.25 million – the largest of any county per head of population.

Further tales in the fall and fall of Foley – 23 March 2005

Foley on tax defaulter list over Ansbacher – 23 March 2005

  • A ballroom manager and businessman in Tralee during the 1960s and 1970s, Mr Foley said he had amassed £50,000 in undeclared income by the late 1970s.
  • By late 1999, his account had grown to £135,000.

Modest Foley lifestyle belies tenacity as political fighter – 5 Feb 2000

Down home with Foley the frugal fat-cat – 5 Feb 2000

Denis Foley wedding to Joan O’Halloran


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