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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)

Restore the right to retire at 65 - Louise O’Reilly TD and Claire Kerrane TD18 June, 2021

Concern for the future of Job Clubs under proposed changes to Employment Services – Claire Kerrane TD16 June, 2021

New report on impact of Covid on Carers shows need for urgent Government action – Claire Kerrane TD11 June, 2021

App to support deaf community in accessing public services must be continued – Claire Kerrane TD8 June, 2021

Local Employment Services tender puts profit over people – Claire Kerrane TD8 June, 2021

Post-pandemic jobs schemes must focus on ensuring quality employment – Claire Kerrane TD and Louise O’Reilly TD1 June, 2021

Report into poverty impact of reduced rates for young Jobseekers ‘over a year overdue’ - Claire Kerrane TD28 May, 2021

Claire Kerrane TD criticises Tánaiste’s ‘kite flying’ on future of Pandemic Unemployment Payment27 May, 2021

Income supports for Workers on reduced days about to run out – Claire Kerrane TD25 May, 2021

Claire Kerrane TD and Chris MacManus MEP launch survey of rural communities10 May, 2021

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