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
Heritage Bill crucial for farmers- Carey
The Heritage Bill will allow farmers to manage their land in a more effective way, the chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Rural Affairs and Community Development has said.
False attempt to discredit Project 2040 does rural Ireland no favours– Carey
Fianna Fáil is misrepresenting Project 2040 in an attempt to discredit what is a good plan for rural Ireland, a Fine Gael TD has claimed.
Cross-party scaremongering on unpublished plan is amateur hour- Carey
Cross-party scaremongering on the unpublished National Planning Framework is amateur hour from a would-be coalition, a Fine Gael TD has said.