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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 (222)

Disingenuous government action on Sinn Féin motion a 'kick in the teeth' to LES and Job Club workers - Claire Kerrane TD1 December, 2021

Reductions in projected LEADER funding will impact rural communities - Claire Kerrane TD29 November, 2021

Community employment services must be protected from privatisation – Claire Kerrane TD29 November, 2021

Sinn Féin announce motion to protect employment services from privatisation - Claire Kerrane TD27 November, 2021

Sinn Féin survey exposes shocking extent of cost of living crisis – Claire Kerrane TD24 November, 2021

Workers left high and dry by Government failure to act on PUP - Claire Kerrane TD22 November, 2021

Government ignoring impact of restrictions on workers - Claire Kerrane TD19 November, 2021

Government must ensure Covid-19 Illness Benefit is processed in a timely way amidst new measures – Claire Kerrane TD17 November, 2021

Further PUP cuts cannot proceed amidst lack of clarity for sectors – Claire Kerrane TD16 November, 2021

Figures reveal government’s paltry help for people in fuel poverty - Claire Kerrane TD11 November, 2021

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