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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 (87)

Youth Guarantee must be part of a holistic response to youth unemployment – Senator Kathryn Reilly8 April, 2014

Higher Education and Research Bill must not impinge on the designing of an equitable education system – Reilly2 April, 2014

Missing Constitutional Convention response deadlines ‘inexcusable’ – Senator Kathryn Reilly31 March, 2014

Government hype job creation but young people don’t see a change– Senator Kathryn Reilly4 March, 2014

Kathryn Reilly calls on Minister to reassure Local Development Companies on funding26 February, 2014

Minister must reverse drastic cuts to youth services – Senator Kathryn Reilly20 February, 2014

New report highlights high levels of youth absenteeism in European elections - Reilly19 February, 2014

Savaging supports and services for the young, elderly and disabled is not reform - Reilly11 February, 2014

Youth Guarantee Implementation Plan must provide for young mothers - Reilly6 February, 2014

Irish citizens living abroad should be allowed to vote at home – Reilly5 February, 2014