Tom Clonan, Independent Trinity Senator

Senator Tom Clonan signing in to the Seanad, upon being elected in March 2022.
Elected to Seanad Éireann in March 2022, Independent Senator Tom Clonan, a proud Trinity Graduate, has been tirelessly campaigning for the rights of children and adults with disability, gender equality, and Irish neutrality.
Tom Clonan, Tom's son Eoghan in wheelchair and Duke the Larador Dog
Tom Clonan Senator, his son Eoghan and Duke the dog

Latest news about Senator Tom Clonan

  • Trinity Access Programme
    I was delighted to be part of the celebrations of the Trinity Access Programme (TAP) End Of Term in the Iconic Pav. TAP works across the education sector to widen access and participation at third-level for under-represented citizens of society.
  • Seanad Public Consultation on the Constitutional Future of Ireland
    I was privileged to participate in the Seanad public consultation on the constitutional future of the island of Ireland which took place in Seanad Éireann between September to November. Strong Unionist views were heard, as communities from throughout the island debated what a potential new all-island entity might look like.
  • Women of Honour
    It was my utmost privilege to meet the Women of Honour in Leinster House with whom I stand together in solidarity for justice and truth. On November 11th I spoke in the Seanad about the Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) on female personnel in the Armed Forces who have survived sexual harassment, assault and violence and have […]
  • Kerry Diocesan Youth Service
    I was very proud to have participated in an incredibly important panel discussion with Kerry Diocesan Youth Service in October, where youth mental health was at the forefront of the conversation.
  • House of Oireachtas Joint Committees
    I am a member of two House of Oireachtas Joint Committees (JC) which are the JC on Disability Matters and JC on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.  The recent launch of the JC on Disability Matters, ‘Participation of People with Disabilities in Political, Cultural, Community and Public Life’ report was an important milestone in […]
  • Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus AGM in Loughrea
    In April, I had the great opportunity to speak at the Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus AGM in Loughrea. Our nationwide community of citizens with all Disabilities (Disabled by the State) parents, families, carers – has the potential to be the most powerful movement in Ireland – a loud, radical, rights-based movement.