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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)

ESRI report showing rising energy poverty further evidence of need for Government action now - Claire Kerrane TD16 June, 2022

Minister Humphrey’s response to Disability Allowance amendment 'deeply disappointing' – Claire Kerrane TD15 June, 2022

Sinn Féin publishes amendment to Disability Allowance legislation to extend payment following death of a child - Claire Kerrane TD14 June, 2022

Government must deliver on remote working for rural communities – Claire Kerrane TD8 June, 2022

Sinn Féin announce motion to give urgent cost of living payment to workers and families - Claire Kerrane TD30 May, 2022

Government inaction failing workers and families in urgent need of cost-of-living package - Claire Kerrane TD26 May, 2022

TASC Report showing cost of living crisis hitting low-income households hardest shows need for further Government action now - Claire Kerrane TD19 May, 2022

Announced Fuel Allowance payment not enough to support families and workers – Claire Kerrane TD16 May, 2022

Latest SILC data reinforces need for reform of Social Protection system – Claire Kerrane TD9 May, 2022

Sinn Féin announce motion to stop turf sale ban - Claire Kerrane TD, Matt Carthy TD and Darren O'Rourke TD22 April, 2022

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