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Claire Kerrane TD


Claire Kerrane TD

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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 (175)

Major delays in National Broadband rollout not good enough for rural communities - Claire Kerrane TD20 October, 2021

Budget 2022 Social Protection measures won’t go far enough to protect families and workers – Claire Kerrane TD12 October, 2021

Welcome response to Sinn Féin proposal on paid Bereavement Leave – Claire Kerrane TD7 October, 2021

Sinn Féin launch Alternative Budget proposals to build better Social Protection for all – Claire Kerrane TD4 October, 2021

Budget 2022 must widen eligibility for Fuel Allowance as energy prices soar – Claire Kerrane TD21 September, 2021

Announcement to halt transition from PUP to Jobseekers welcome but belated – Claire Kerrane TD8 September, 2021

PUP cuts beginning today will cause avoidable hardship for thousands of workers - Claire Kerrane TD7 September, 2021

Minister must engage with employment service representatives urgently – Claire Kerrane TD6 September, 2021

U-turn on PUP changes welcome – Claire Kerrane TD1 September, 2021

Delay to PUP cuts must be on cabinet agenda – Claire Kerrane TD31 August, 2021

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