Joe Carey TD

Joe was first elected to the Dáil in May 2007 and was appointed Fine Gael Spokesperson on Juvenile Justice in October 2007. Joe was appointed Fine Gael Assistant Chief Whip in July 2010.

He took the fourth seat in the four-seat Clare constituency, gaining a second seat for Fine Gael for the first time in Clare in twenty years. It was the first occasion he contested a General Election.

Prior to his election to Dáil Éireann, he was a member of Clare County Council from June 1999 receiving the highest ever vote in Clare in the Local Elections of 2004.

In his short time in the Dáil, Joe has become one of Fine Gael’'s hardest working TD's. He has contributed to Fine Gael'’s jobs policy paper 'Hope for a Lost Generation'” and has produced papers on the Irish Juvenile Justice System along with papers on Irish Personal Indebtedness. 

Joe and his family have been involved with Fine Gael for generations. His father Donal served as a Fine Gael TD for Clare  from 1982-2002, as a Senator from 1981-82 and as Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht  in1995-97.

Joe is a native of Clarecastle and is a full-time public representative. Locally for County Clare his political priorities include Shannon Airport, Education, Health, Youth & Community Facilities, People with Disabilities, Roads, Community Development, Water & Sewage Schemes, Agriculture, Housing, Crime, Balanced Regional Development, Planning and Tourism.


Fianna Fáil should stop playing politics on future of Shannon Airport – Carey

State Airports Bill on track to be enacted by the summer

Use of old tyres could help prevent coastal and river erosion – Carey

Clare Fine Gael TD, Joe Carey, has suggested old car tyres should be used in port, coastal and river areas, to help prevent flooding and erosion. Deputy Carey added that the move could help to prevent the sort of damage caused by the recent storms in coastal areas around the country.

€23m cost of storm damage in Co Clare highlights need for EU assistance - Carey

Fine Gael Clare TD, Joe Carey, has today (Saturday) said that Clare County Council’s estimate that the recent storms have caused more than €23 million in damage to the Clare coastline highlights the need for the Irish Government to access EU funding for the clean-up operation.