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Claire Kerrane TD


Claire Kerrane TD

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Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Claire is 29 years old and comes from the small village of Tibohine in West Roscommon. A graduate of NUI Galway, Claire is a qualified secondary school teacher.

Claire comes from a family of six, her father a small beef farmer and her mother a local primary school principal. 

Claire has spent the last four years working with Sinn Féin in Leinster House as a political advisor on Social Protection. In that time, Claire has learned how Leinster House works, what it takes to get things done and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to social welfare matters, pensions and employment supports. 

She has also built relations with key organisations particularly those who represent lone parents, older people and carers.

Claire represents change for Roscommon and Galway, neither which have felt any kind of recovery under the policies of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party in recent years.

Claire has been active on local issues for almost 10 years. In her late teens, Claire was heavily involved in the campaign against the closure of the Accident and Emergency Unit in Roscommon, she has actively campaigned against evictions at family homes, she has campaigned for the continuation of domestic turf cutting rights and most recently against the closure of the Rosalie Home in Castlerea and Cuisle in Donamon.

Claire is the party spokesperson on Social Protection and Rural Development. She sits on the Oireachtas Committee for Social Protection, Community, Rural Development & the Islands.

Constituency Offices:

Main St., Ballaghaderreen: 0949861688

Bridge St., Ballinasloe: 0909644901

Email: [email protected]

Statements (200)

Government showing no intent to tackle energy poverty despite crisis worsening – Claire Kerrane TD24 August, 2022

Surge in living costs underlines the need for a Cost of Living Budget – Claire Kerrane TD23 August, 2022

Rural and Community Development Annual Report underlines need for greater protections for rural communities - Claire Kerrane TD16 August, 2022

Sinn Féin publish Energy Poverty Strategy Bill to help people hit by high energy costs – Darren O’Rourke TD, Claire Kerrane TD and Senator Lynn Boylan26 July, 2022

Removal of in-branch banking services disproportionately impacts rural communities - Claire Kerrane TD19 July, 2022

Department of Social Protection examine proposal by Claire Kerrane TD for online access to emergency financial supports14 July, 2022

Employment service providers left in limbo due to tender delays - Claire Kerrane TD13 July, 2022

Welcome changes to Rural Social Scheme, Tús & Community Employment - Claire Kerrane TD29 June, 2022

Sinn Féin propose online access to emergency financial supports – Claire Kerrane TD22 June, 2022

Number of social welfare emergency payments paid falls, despite cost of living crisis – Claire Kerrane TD21 June, 2022

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