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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)

Government response to Galway County Council underfunding shows Government is out of touch – Claire Kerrane TD and Mairéad Farrell TD10 November, 2021

Major error with transition from the PUP to Jobseekers sees Working Family Payment recipients lose out – Claire Kerrane TD6 November, 2021

Sinn Féin announce motion to deliver fair investment for rural Ireland - Rose Conway-Walsh TD, Mairéad Farrell TD, Claire Kerrane TD and Darren O'Rourke TD6 November, 2021

'Connecting Ireland' must listen to the transport needs of rural communities – Claire Kerrane TD1 November, 2021

Sinn Féin launch survey about the impact of the cost of living crisis- Claire Kerrane TD26 October, 2021

Decision to transfer over 31,000 workers from PUP to Jobseekers is tone-deaf and ill-timed – Claire Kerrane TD26 October, 2021

Major delays in National Broadband rollout not good enough for rural communities - Claire Kerrane TD20 October, 2021

Budget 2022 Social Protection measures won’t go far enough to protect families and workers – Claire Kerrane TD12 October, 2021

Welcome response to Sinn Féin proposal on paid Bereavement Leave – Claire Kerrane TD7 October, 2021

Sinn Féin launch Alternative Budget proposals to build better Social Protection for all – Claire Kerrane TD4 October, 2021

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