Ciaran Cannon is Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for the Diaspora and International Development. He is a TD representing Galway East. Ciaran is formerly the Minister for Training & Skills at the Department of Education & Skills. He was elected to Dáil Eireann 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 Eireann.
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.
News & Statements
Taoiseach confirms that Apple remains committed to Athenry site- Cannon
Fine Gael Minister Ciaran Cannon has confirmed today that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met with Apple executives last week and that Apple remains committed to its €850m data centre investment in Athenry.
Diaspora Minister connects 21,000 Irish abroad to Galway homecoming
The Minister for the Diaspora connected 21,000 Irish people abroad to the Galway hurlers’ homecoming through Facebook Live.
New wastewater plant for Kinvara - Cannon
Fine Gael TD for Galway East, Ciaran Cannon, says the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant in Kinvara is very welcome and will end the totally unacceptable practice of untreated sewage being discharged directly into Kinvara Bay.