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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)

Government must engage urgently about the future of employment services – Claire Kerrane TD18 January, 2022

Government proceed with dismantling community-based employment services - Claire Kerrane TD12 January, 2022

Rising inflation at record levels is having a major impact on workers and families - Claire Kerrane TD7 January, 2022

Pandemic Unemployment Payment needs to be easily accessible to those impacted by latest restrictions - Claire Kerrane TD17 December, 2021

Minister must act on Dáil Motion passed to protect Local Employment Services & Job Clubs - Claire Kerrane TD15 December, 2021

Help with energy prices welcome, but more details needed and more action required - Claire Kerrane TD10 December, 2021

Clarity urgently needed on access to PUP for workers affected by Covid guidelines – Claire Kerrane TD6 December, 2021

Damning JobPath report should be wake up call for Government plans to privatise community employment services - Claire Kerrane TD3 December, 2021

Disingenuous government action on Sinn Féin motion a 'kick in the teeth' to LES and Job Club workers - Claire Kerrane TD1 December, 2021

Reductions in projected LEADER funding will impact rural communities - Claire Kerrane TD29 November, 2021

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