Kathryn 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
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