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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)

Sinn Féin introduce legislation in the Dáil to establish River Shannon Management Agency7 October, 2020

Full Pandemic Unemployment Payment must be reinstated to provide vital safety net during Level 3 – Claire Kerrane TD6 October, 2020

Claire Kerrane TD publishes ‘harrowing’ survey results revealing extent of household debt in Ireland2 October, 2020

Full PUP must be restored as counties face further lockdown restrictions – Claire Kerrane TD25 September, 2020

10 cent Minimum Wage increase recommendation ‘a slap in the face’ for workers – Claire Kerrane TD23 September, 2020

Delays for 5,641 people entitled to Free Travel Pass - Claire Kerrane TD22 September, 2020

Claire Kerrane TD launches survey on household debt18 September, 2020

PUP cuts will push people to the financial brink – Claire Kerrane TD17 September, 2020

Moving North and West Region funding to Dublin ‘disgraceful’ – Claire Kerrane TD17 September, 2020

Aer Lingus staff being denied access to basic social welfare entitlements - Claire Kerrane TD16 September, 2020

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