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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)

Remote Working Hubs for rural areas a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to transform working – Claire Kerrane TD5 November, 2020

Government must do the right thing and defer pension age increase urgently – Claire Kerrane TD3 November, 2020

Social Protection Department must resolve PRSI issue for PUP applicants – Claire Kerrane TD28 October, 2020

Minimal staff sourced to deal with Galway care home Covid outbreak – Claire Kerrane TD22 October, 2020

Farmers with poor broadband must not be forgotten about in move to online Livestock Marts – Claire Kerrane TD21 October, 2020

Row back on PUP cuts a victory for common sense and decency - Claire Kerrane TD19 October, 2020

Rise in PUP claimants highlights need for financial support as restrictions increase – Claire Kerrane TD19 October, 2020

Claire Kerrane TD calls for clarity on three weeks additional Parent's Benefit17 October, 2020

Budget abandons most vulnerable in society - Claire Kerrane TD13 October, 2020

Claire Kerrane TD publishes real life stories of household debt to highlight need for Government action8 October, 2020

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