Ciaran Cannon TD

Ciaran Cannon, TD

Galway East

Ciaran Cannon is a TD representing Galway East. He served previously as Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with special responsibility for the Diaspora and International Development, and as Minister for Training & Skills at the Department of Education & Skills. He was elected to Dáil Éireann in February 2011.

Ciaran was first elected to Galway County Council in June 2004, to represent the Loughrea Electoral Area.

Following the 2007 General Election, An Taoiseach nominated him to Seanad Éireann.

Ciaran is an active member of the community in Carrabane. He has been the chairperson of the Carrabane Community Council and Scout Leader for the local Scout unit.

He has a strong interest in rural planning and has been instrumental in ensuring many improvements.

Ciaran was born in Kiltullagh, Athenry and he lives there with his wife Niamh and son Evan.
Every two years Ciaran cycles 600 miles for the Irish Pilgrimage Trust, a national charity caring for children and young people with disabilities.He was chosen as one of Galway’s People of the Year in March 2002.

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Cannon appointed UNICEF global champion for education

A Galway East TD has been appointed as a UNICEF global champion for education as part of a new initiative to ensure that every young person aged between 10 and 24 will be in school, training or age-appropriate decent employment by 2030.

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Contact Details

Phone: (01) 408 2000
Email: [email protected]


Galway East
Unit 1
Bride Street
Co. Galway
Phone: 091-880790