Joe Carey is a TD representing Clare. Joe was first elected to the Dáil in May 2007. 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.
News & Statements
Landmark rollout of broadband a step closer with EU decision – Carey
Today’s decision by the European Commission to grant state aid approval to the National Broadband Plan means the landmark rollout of rural broadband is a step closer, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Eamon Ryan and the Greens are disconnected from reality – Carey
Eamon Ryan’s proposal that villages in rural Ireland with 300 families could voluntarily restrict themselves to 30 cars per village and share transport needs demonstrate a severe disconnect from reality, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Diesel rebate for hauliers is good news for transport sector - Carey
HAULIERS and public transport companies nationwide faced with the possibility of a hard Brexit received a timely boost with a diesel rebate scheme in Budget 2020, a Fine Gael TD has said.