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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 (114)

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

Ireland has a responsibility to support the Palestinian people – Reilly27 November, 2014

Young people see JobsBridge and Gateway as exploitative – Senator Kathryn Reilly14 November, 2014

Ambitious action for climate change needed – Senator Kathryn Reilly13 November, 2014

Separation of banking and sovereign debt not adequately addressed by Bill – Senator Reilly21 October, 2014

Budget neglects young people and low income workers - Senator Reilly14 October, 2014

Restore young people’s welfare rate – Senator Kathryn Reilly14 October, 2014

Government incentives bring little guarantee of youth employment - Senator Reilly8 October, 2014