When I joined the army in 1989, the first thing I learned was: Leave no one behind.

Decades later, that maxim still holds true. As a father of four, a carer, an educator, a citizen, I believe that solidarity is key to a full and equal recovery for Ireland. As active citizens, we all have a role to play in doing the right thing and leaving no one behind. That is why I’m running for election to the Seanad in 2016.

I live in Booterstown with my family of four children and our Assistance Dog, Duke. As a baby, my 13-year-old son, Eoghan, was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular disease. Austerity has robbed Eoghan, and thousands of other children and young adults, of basic physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.


Media Articles

Tom Clonan and supporters, Trinity College
Tom Clonan and supporters, Trinity College
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Whistleblower who exposed rape in Defence Forces thanked 20 years on
Irish Times 28/11/19

Sunday with Miriam Interview
RTE Radio One

Tom Clonan: ‘My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold’ Nov 28/11/2019

Tom Clonan: ‘Two years on, my son is still in a wheelchair too small for him’
Irish Times 13/1/2016

Disability federation launches ‘Disable Inequality’ election campaignIrish Times 13/1/2016

Dr Tom Clonan: Confined to a wheelchair that’s too small for him, I can’t look my son in the eye
Irish Independent 13/12/2015

‘My son will never live independently, I fear for his future when I’m dead’ 28/9/2015

Tom Clonan: ‘Ireland is on the brink of a perfect storm in our health services’ 16/11/2015

Tom Clonan on running for election: “I can’t sleep at night – I have to do this” 30/9/2015

The future is possible 8/1/2016

Tom Clonan: ‘I defy the board of the CRC to explain its obscene behaviour to my son’
Irish Times 18/1/2014)

The Journalist – December January 2016
National Union of Journalists 16/12/2015

Sunday with Miriam (mp3)
RTE Radio 1, 6/12/2015