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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)

Sinn Féin leadership to attend National Ploughing Championships 2023 - Claire Kerrane TD18 September, 2023

Minister McConalogue must wake up to the reality facing farmers and act - Claire Kerrane TD12 September, 2023

Minister must act to avoid farm payment delays – Claire Kerrane TD28 August, 2023

Newly-published statistics highlight Government’s continued failure on Forestry – Claire Kerrane TD22 August, 2023

Minister must provide update on TAMS applications without delay - Claire Kerrane TD16 August, 2023

New Agri-Food Regulator must be equipped to tackle anti-competitive practices – Claire Kerrane TD9 August, 2023

Ministers must provide urgent clarity on approved afforestation grant scheme - Claire Kerrane TD2 August, 2023

Minister must clarify on intended measures to address crisis in sheep sector – Claire Kerrane TD31 July, 2023

Welcome extension of deadline for ACRES - Claire Kerrane TD28 July, 2023

Minister must engage on request for extension to shallow cultivation – Claire Kerrane TD26 July, 2023

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