He was a member of the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union and served as the president of the Irish Trade Union Congress in 1921. He was first elected to the Free State Seanad at a by-election on 28 November 1923 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas MacPartlin. He was re-elected for a 12-year term at the 1925 Seanad election and served until the Free State Seanad was abolished in 1936.
- "Mr. Thomas Foran". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
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| Secretary of the Dublin Trades Council
| President of the Irish Trades Union Congress
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