Proven Track Record – Tom Clonan Champion for Equality and the Rights of Others
Trinity Graduate, Academic and Journalist Dr. Tom Clonan
Tom Clonan – Champion for Justice & Equality – for Seanad Eireann
‘Proven Track Record – 25 Years Fighting for Justice & Equality’
Tom Clonan has been campaigning for the rights of others for over 25 years. In 1995 – Decades before the #MeToo Movement – Tom showed up to fight for the rights of his female colleagues in the Irish Armed Forces. As an Army Officer – Tom identified shockingly high levels of sexual violence against female soldiers including sexual assault and rape. Tom put everything on the line to fight systemic gender discrimination and violence against women in the Army, Navy and Air Corps. His Doctoral Thesis prompted an Independent Government Enquiry which vindicated his findings.
Tom Clonan’s campaign against gender-based discrimination and sexual violence in Ireland’s Armed Forces transformed the culture of one of Ireland’s oldest Institutions with regard to diversity, equality and dignity in the workplace. Tom is a proven champion for women’s rights – a man long before his time.
For the past twenty years – Tom Clonan has been a tireless champion for the rights of children and adults with disabilities – like his son Eoghan. Fighting for the rights of others – and succeeding – is not a campaign slogan for Tom Clonan. It is what Tom Clonan does. Championing the rights of others – is in Tom’s DNA. As a fellow Trinity Graduate – Vote Tom Clonan No. 1 for the Senate. Put him in the Senate to fight for others. Tom Clonan will work with all parties and Independents to vindicate the rights of everyone who needs healthcare and independent housing and living.
In 2020, Ireland is officially, the worst place in Western Europe to have a disability. The worst time to be on a hospital trolley. 2020 is the worst time to be Homeless. This Must End – This Must Change.
Vote for Change in the TCD Senate Panel. Vote Tom Clonan No 1 – Let’s Leave No-One Behind.
- Is Russia planning on invading Ukraine?Tom Clonan: Is Russia planning on invading Ukraine? TheJournal.ie Jan 21st 2022 https://www.thejournal.ie/readme/russia-putin-and-biden-5660692-Jan2022/
- Russia’s decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO.Tom Clonan: Russia’s decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO. The Journal.ie Jan 25th 2022 https://www.thejournal.ie/readme/russia-military-exercises-off-ireland-5664043-Jan2022/
- The Irish Army Ranger Wing face a treacherous Kabul
- Women of Honour Disclosures of Sexual ViolenceIrish Examiner – Tom Clonan, Army Researcher and Whistleblower who revealed shockingly high levels of sexual violence, sexual assault and rape, speaks out about the recent Women of Honour Disclosures of Sexual Violence – 21 years after Tom’s original research – a national and international scandal https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40711799.html
- Treat abuse as national emergency
- Stefanie Preissner Podcasthttps://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/basically-with-stefanie-preissner/id1509726673?i=1000532936478 https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/basically-with-stefanie-preissner/id1509726673?i=1000532936478
- Taliban and Rights of Women and Girlshttps://www.thejournal.ie/readme/tom-clonan-analysis-what-is-happening-in-afghanistan-5524129-Aug2021/ https://www.thejournal.ie/readme/tom-clonan-analysis-what-is-happening-in-afghanistan-5524129-Aug2021/ https://www.thejournal.ie/readme/afghanistan-taliban-insurgency-5521546-Aug2021/ https://www.rte.ie/news/2021/0818/1241545-afghanistan-taliban-ireland/
- Government Communications During Covidhttps://www.thejournal.ie/readme/government-communication-around-covid-19-5199916-Sep2020/
- HSE Covid ICU Guidelines and persons with disabilitiesSuccessfully Campaigning to have HSE Covid ICU Guidelines amended to protect the right to life-saving treatment for persons with disabilities https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0414/1130360-virus-disability/ https://www.thejournal.ie/readme/tom-clonan-coronavirus-5070735-Apr2020/
- Fighting for Equality in a Republic of EqualsWonderful production by MarieAnn McLoughlin Dwyer – Fighting for Equality in a Republic of Equals. – RTÉ
- Sunday with Miriam InterviewSunday with Miriam Interview – RTE Radio One – 8 Dec 2019
- Tom Clonan: ‘My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold’Tom Clonan: ‘My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold’ – theJournal.ie. – Nov 2019
- Whistleblower who exposed rape in Defence Forces thanked 20 years onWhistleblower who exposed rape in Defence Forces thanked 20 years onIrish Times 28/11/19
- What is the lived experience of disability in Ireland?What is the lived experience of disability in Ireland? This from Tom Clonan – The Journal – June 2019 https://www.thejournal.ie/readme/opinion-tom-clonan-disabilities-in-ireland-4692898-Jun2019/