New roles for Galway Sinn Féin TDs in frontbench reshuffle

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Sinn Féin has announced a wide-ranging frontbench reshuffle today with new roles announced for local TDs Mairéad Farrell and Claire Kerrane.

Roscommon-Galway TD Claire Kerrane will be the party’s spokesperson for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs heading into the next election, while Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell will take on Higher Education, Innovation and Science.

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald said that Deputy Kerrane will bring a “real personal passion” for the future of the family farm to the agriculture brief.

She said that Mairéad Farrell will bring her experience of the Public Expenditure and Reform portfolio, as well her expertise in economics to her new role.

Ms McDonald described her new frontbench as a team “full of talent, experience and ambition and bursting with the energy to deliver; a team that is ready to deliver change in government.”