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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)

Claire Kerrane TD calls for extension of the Fuel Allowance to PUP recipients8 January, 2021

Sinn Féin welcomes review of Aer Lingus staff welfare support claims – Louise O’Reilly TD, Claire Kerrane TD and Darren O’Rourke TD3 January, 2021

Cuts to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment in January must be taken off the table - Claire Kerrane TD22 December, 2020

Claire Kerrane TD secures 24/7 ambulance cover for Loughgylnn11 December, 2020

Claire Kerrane TD welcomes amendment to improve financial support for musicians9 December, 2020

Claire Kerrane TD publishes Sinn Féin Dealing with Debt proposals7 December, 2020

Claire Kerrane TD introduces legislation to protect social welfare recipients25 November, 2020

Workers need certainty when it comes to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment - Claire Kerrane TD24 November, 2020

Delays in Parent’s Benefit scheme ‘failing families under pressure’ – Claire Kerrane TD12 November, 2020

Extension of ‘extortionate’ JobPath an appalling use of public funds – Claire Kerrane TD11 November, 2020

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