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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)

Claire Kerrane TD delivers personal stories exposing fuel costs crisis to Taoiseach29 March, 2022

Getting Auto Enrolment right will be key to ensure greater security in retirement – Claire Kerrane TD29 March, 2022

Shocking stories of families struggling with cost of living crisis expose need for urgent government action – Claire Kerrane TD26 March, 2022

Sinn Féin announce Dáil motion demanding urgent action on spiralling energy costs - Claire Kerrane TD21 March, 2022

Unprecedented energy cost hikes require urgent action from government - Claire Kerrane TD15 March, 2022

Government Fuel Allowance payment 'not enough to meet need' - Claire Kerrane TD14 March, 2022

Government must act urgently to give people a break from spiralling coal costs - Claire Kerrane TD11 March, 2022

Government votes to continue forcing lone parents into court to seek maintenance to retain income supports - Claire Kerrane TD2 March, 2022

Sinn Féin Bill would put a stop to Lone Parents being forced into Court to seek maintenance – Claire Kerrane TD24 February, 2022

Gains on remote working hubs in rural communities cannot be lost due to questionable legislation - Claire Kerrane TD17 February, 2022

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