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Kathryn Reilly


Kathryn ReillyKathryn Reilly is from Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan. She has a BA (Hons) in Economics, Politics and Law from Dublin City University and a MEconSc in European Economic and Public Affairs from UCD. In April 2011, she was elected onto the Industrial and Commercial Panel of the Seanad and before that missed out on a seat in the Cavan/Monaghan constituency in the general election having secured 6,539 first preference votes in her first electoral outing.

Kathryn started working for Sinn Féin in 2009 for Sinn Féin Finance and Enterprise Spokesperson Arthur Morgan TD and she was the researcher and author of the report “Creating Jobs in the Agri-Food Sector” published by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment. Since becoming a Senator, Kathryn has majored on the issue of youth unemployment, publishing a Sinn Féin alternative to the youth unemployment crisis and challenging the Government at every opportunity on investment for creating jobs.

Kathryn is on the Board of Management of Gaelscoil Bhreifne.

Portfolio: EU Affairs, Youth Affairs

Oireachtas Commitees: Joint Oireachtas Committee on EU Affairs

Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Constituency Office details/Clinic times:
Sinn Féin Office,
39 College Street,
Phone: 049 4373510

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1-5pm. Closed Wednesdays

Oireachtas office:
Phone: 01 6183171

Statements (121)

Government deliberately ambiguous with policy and youth unemployment figures – Reilly29 January, 2015

Government exclusion of most marginalised highlighted by Social Justice Ireland review – Senator Reilly28 January, 2015

Disappointment over closure of BOSE Corporation Carrickmacross – Senator Reilly26 January, 2015

Only reactionary reforms from Government on state boards appointments - Reilly22 January, 2015

CSO figures reveal over a million people suffered enforced deprivation - Reilly22 January, 2015

Government refuses to hold referendum on reduction of voting age - Reilly15 January, 2015

Youth Guarantee report shows government is failing young people - Reilly14 January, 2015

Government must name date for referendum on extending voting rights to 1615 December, 2014

Detailed, long-term plan to tackle homelessness needed – Senator Kathryn Reilly3 December, 2014

Senator Kathryn Reilly opens youth engagement and leadership workshop29 November, 2014