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|Born||County Tipperary, Ireland|
|Political party||Fianna Fáil|
He has been a member of Tipperary County Council since 2014 and is a former president of the ICMSA, a national farmers' union.
He was selected in May 2015 by Fianna Fáil members to contest the upcoming Irish General Election, defeating 4 other contenders, including Michael Smith, the son of former Defence Minister Mick Smith. Deputy Cahill was also praised for his social media campaign, awarded one of the best in the country.
- "Election 2016: Jackie Cahill". RTÉ News. 28 February 2016.
- Dwyer, Craig (25 January 2016). "Which #GE16 candidates are winning on social media so far?". Dublin: Newstalk.