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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)

Forgotten Farmers to wait months for scheme approval ‘unacceptable’ - Claire Kerrane TD25 May, 2023

Minister accepts key Sinn Féin amendments on Agri-Food Regulator – Claire Kerrane TD25 May, 2023

Technical issues farmers facing in applying for BISS scheme should be addressed - Claire Kerrane TD18 May, 2023

Minister must confirm turf cutting on commonage allowed under ACRES - Claire Kerrane TD16 May, 2023

Taoiseach’s ‘everything rosy in Rural Ireland’ attitude way out of touch - Claire Kerrane TD26 April, 2023

Announced delays to farm payment dates must be avoided and paid on time - Claire Kerrane TD24 April, 2023

Claire Kerrane TD rubbishes claims that farmers fear a change of government20 April, 2023

Irish Wool Council launch a positive step forward for sector - Claire Kerrane TD12 April, 2023

Minister should prioritise engagement with farmers on Biodiversity Report - Claire Kerrane TD6 April, 2023

Announced Community Employment supports welcome but further action needed – Claire Kerrane TD22 March, 2023

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