Ciaran Cannon, TD
Ciaran Cannon is the Fine Gael spokesperson for Media, Arts and Culture. He 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.
News & Statements
Glaring inconsistencies in Government use of artificial intelligence & Chat GPT – Cannon
There are glaring inconsistencies in the different approaches by Government departments to using artificial intelligence (AI), Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon has said.15th May 2023
School Transport Scheme review must be published urgently for parents and schools to plan ahead – Cannon
The review of the School Transport Scheme and its recommendations must be published urgently so that parents and school managers can plan ahead for September 2023, according to Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon.12th February 2023
Expand Croí Cónaithe scheme to include rental properties - Cannon
The Government’s Croí Cónaithe scheme should be expanded to include properties that are refurbished for rental, a Fine Gael TD has said.9th February 2023
Cyclists urgently need a dedicated portal for submitting dangerous driving footage
A dedicated portal for submitting footage of dangerous driving to An Garda Síochána is urgently needed for cyclists, a Fine Gael TD said.4th October 2022
Removing VAT will help safeguard the newspaper industry
The Budget Day announcement that VAT will be removed from newspapers has been welcomed by the Fine Gael politicians who have been campaigning on this issue for some time.27th September 2022
Vacant home refurbishment scheme should be extended to rural areas - Cannon
The Department of Housing must extend the Croí Cónaithe scheme to rural areas with populations above 400 Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon has said.14th September 2022
Local authority Community Response structure can bolster the support for Ukrainian refugees - Cannon
Local authorities should help the Red Cross and Government to speed up the processing of thousands of accommodation pledges from the public, a Fine Gael TD has said.30th March 2022
National communications campaign needed on register for those homing Ukrainians - Cannon
A national Government public information campaign on the Irish Red Cross (IRC) pledge register is required immediately to advise the public how they can open their homes and accommodation to Ukrainians fleeing war, a Fine Gael TD has said.8th March 2022
Registration portal needed for Irish homes to shelter Ukrainian refugees - Cannon
A registration portal is required immediately for Irish people who want to open their homes to Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war, a Fine Gael TD has said.4th March 2022
Cycling Ireland invited before Oireachtas Committee to discuss governance structure concerns - Cannon
Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon has requested Cycling Ireland to appear before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media to discuss concerns relating to governance structures within the organisation.25th February 2022