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Clare is passionate about family, community and equality.

Clare through her work at local and national level with Friends of Breastfeeding has co-ordinated the provision of peer to peer support services for mothers and has advocated for gender equality in the workplace. Clare sees the great need to support all families at all stages of life and believes the key to building this support is through the development of local government.

Clare entered politics through her involvement with grassroots activism. She has campaigned with the Offaly Together for Yes group and parent support groups. She has developed an understanding and enthusiasm for how local government can address issues such as public housing, community, youth facilities and the provision of accessible healthcare at local level.

Clare lives in Banagher, Co. Offaly with her husband Ciaran and seven children. Having children with long term health issues and having come through financial difficulties in the past, Clare knows first-hand the struggles faced by young families in Ireland today.

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4 days ago

Clare Claffey Social Democrats

Very best of luck to all teams playing tomorrow. On the Rynaghs!! ... See MoreSee Less

Very best of luck to all teams playing tomorrow. On the Rynaghs!!

It's great to see the Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service booklet on Domestic Violence and the Workplace getting good coverage in this week's Midland Tribune. ... See MoreSee Less

Its great to see the Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service booklet on Domestic Violence and the Workplace getting good coverage in this weeks Midland Tribune.

Very important focus on food poverty this morning on Midlands 103 with Liam Dumpleton. It was shocking to hear the words of the many desperate people who contact the Ken Smollen Food Appeal read out, somehow hearing the words out loud really brought home the desperation of their situations. I am proud to help Ken as a team leader in Banagher, and my door is always open if anyone would like to leave donations of food in.

Anyone who suggests food poverty doesn't exist in the Midlands is either crazy or does not want to face reality.

Pictured are Angela Briggs, myself, Cllr. Ken Smollen, Paula Woodcock and Mary Byrne.

Midlands 103 Ken Smollen - Election Candidate for Offaly
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Very important focus on food poverty this morning on Midlands 103 with Liam Dumpleton. It was shocking to hear the words of the many desperate people who  contact the Ken Smollen Food Appeal read out, somehow hearing the words out loud really brought home the desperation of their situations. I am proud to help Ken as a team leader in Banagher, and my door is always open if anyone would like to leave donations of food in. 

Anyone who suggests food poverty doesnt exist in the Midlands is either crazy or does not want to face reality. 

Pictured are Angela Briggs, myself, Cllr. Ken Smollen, Paula Woodcock and Mary Byrne.

Midlands 103 Ken Smollen - Election Candidate for Offaly

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Thanks very much for all of your help Clare Claffey Social Democrats

I was delighted to be asked to speak at the launch of the new booklet on domestic violence and the workplace, launched today at Tullamore Library by Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service.

This is such an important issue and I'd like to congratulate Anne Clarke and her team on the publication of the booklet and for the vitally important work that they do across the county.
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I was delighted to be asked to speak at the launch of the new booklet on domestic violence and the workplace, launched today at Tullamore Library by Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service.

This is such an important issue and Id like to congratulate Anne Clarke and her team on the publication of the booklet and for the vitally important work that they do across the county.

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Well done Clare

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We in Offaly stand with and for @All4Choice and @a4cderry resisting oppression in all its forms. You are not alone. Our shared struggles lead to success and we will never give up until we have #FreeSafeLegalLocal abortion for anyone who wants or needs it. #TheNorthIsNow 💚💜

At midnight tonight access to full reproductive rights and same sex marriage will be extended to Northern Ireland and so will, for the 1st time,be available throughout the entire island of Ireland.Lots more to be done on equality issues but today is a historic day #TheNorthIsNow

8 week jail sentence for the person who repeatedly dumped this waste. We will prosecute offenders and fines are guaranteed. Always dispose of your waste responsibly. Check out https://t.co/lFdwdOIQ8u for details or https://t.co/n4BhrJcClT on ways to recycle #yourcouncil

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