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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)

Minister should expedite legislation to provide state pension for family carers - Claire Kerrane TD9 February, 2023

Barnardos survey showing worsening food poverty demands Government action - Claire Kerrane TD8 February, 2023

No success for almost 290,000 JobPath participants shows scheme has been a drain on taxpayers' money - Claire Kerrane TD7 February, 2023

Lone parents no longer required to prove efforts to seek maintenance for social welfare supports welcome - Claire Kerrane TD1 February, 2023

Sense of urgency needed on pay if Community Employment is to be sustained – Claire Kerrane TD8 December, 2022

Bring Community Welfare Officers back into communities - Claire Kerrane TD7 December, 2022

Claire Kerrane TD launches proposals to transform Social Protection5 December, 2022

Announced stimulus package for the West and North West Region welcome – Claire Kerrane TD21 November, 2022

Important recommendations by Child Maintenance Review Group can be implemented immediately - Claire Kerrane TD17 November, 2022

Government decision on disability lump-sum payment causing confusion and frustration – Claire Kerrane TD14 November, 2022

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