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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 (201)

Announced Community Employment supports welcome but further action needed – Claire Kerrane TD22 March, 2023

Minister Humphreys must ensure EmployAbility services are protected - Claire Kerrane TD14 March, 2023

Minister must deliver supports for Irish sheep sector - Claire Kerrane TD2 March, 2023

Urgent need for action on energy poverty - Claire Kerrane TD1 March, 2023

Rural Mobility report shows there is a need to build on progress around public transport provision - Claire Kerrane TD28 February, 2023

Government must establish a Child Maintenance Service - Claire Kerrane TD28 February, 2023

Significant investment package needed for West and North West Region as regional inequalities widen – Claire Kerrane TD23 February, 2023

Government’s Cost of Living package will not go far enough for workers and families – Claire Kerrane TD21 February, 2023

Government must introduce a Spring Bonus for social welfare - Claire Kerrane TD17 February, 2023

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

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