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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)

Reopening of ‘wet pubs’ gives welcome clarity to publicans and rural communities – Claire Kerrane TD8 September, 2020

Government u-turn on punishing PUP recipients welcome – Claire Kerrane TD29 July, 2020

Editing welfare guidelines ‘disingenuous gaslighting’ – Claire Kerrane TD27 July, 2020

Punishing welfare recipients for holidaying abroad exposes ‘warped priorities’ of Government – Claire Kerrane TD27 July, 2020

Income supports must be protected – Claire Kerrane TD23 July, 2020

Government amendment to Maternity Motion ‘deeply insulting’ - Claire Kerrane TD15 July, 2020

Reannouncing old policy on parent's leave will not stem support for maternity leave extension - Claire Kerrane TD13 July, 2020

Child poverty estimates ‘alarming’ – Claire Kerrane TD7 July, 2020

Claire Kerrane TD extends deepest sympathies on the killing of a Garda in Castlerea18 June, 2020

Over 55,000 on waiting list for driving tests - Claire Kerrane TD16 June, 2020

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