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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)

Incoherent and ill-timed plans to cut PUP must be halted immediately – Claire Kerrane TD20 August, 2021

Minister Humphreys cannot keep ignoring live entertainment workers’ calls for clarity on financial supports – Claire Kerrane TD18 August, 2021

Minister must be transparent about rural funding allocations - Claire Kerrane TD15 August, 2021

Young people on PUP face €90 per week losses in September – Claire Kerrane TD30 July, 2021

Pathways to Work strategy must be people-focused and detail-driven - Claire Kerrane TD and Louise O'Reilly TD12 July, 2021

Child Benefit must be paid over Summer months in respect of 16-18 year olds – Claire Kerrane TD7 July, 2021

Government must revoke harmful employment services tender immediately – Claire Kerrane TD1 July, 2021

Government must extend access to PUP to give workers certainty – Claire Kerrane TD29 June, 2021

Cancelled Theory Tests having major impact on young people in rural areas – Claire Kerrane TD23 June, 2021

TDs must stand up for workers tonight and restore the right to retire aged 65 – Louise O’Reilly TD and Claire Kerrane TD22 June, 2021

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