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Kathleen Funchion - Spokesperson on Education & Skills

Kathleen Funchion is your Sinn Féin TD for Carlow and Kilkenny. She is 33 years old and has 2 young sons. Kathleen was elected to Kilkenny Borough Council in 2009; she was the first Sinn Féin representative to be elected in Kilkenny since 1923.

Having obtained a first class honours degree in sociology and a post graduate qualification in employment law, Kathleen, who comes from a trade union background, works with SIPTU as a workers rights advocate.

Over the past number of years Kathleen has been active working with individuals, families and residents associations on various issues. She has seen first-hand the devastating impact that the budget cuts have had on families and believes it is important for ordinary working people to have their voice and interests represented at national government level. This is why Kathleen became active in Sinn Féin and why she is standing for election. Kathleen believes that the people of Carlow and Kilkenny deserve a brighter future.

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Statements (103)

Kathleen Funchion TD slams Government for inaction over respite places in Carlow/Kilkenny15 March, 2018

Government inaction on trolley crisis 'a disgrace' - Kathleen Funchion TD13 March, 2018

Funchion welcomes motion to ratify UN Convention on Disability Rights7 March, 2018

Current teacher shortage may pose a difficulty in implementing new Religious Education directive - Kathleen Funchion TD22 February, 2018

Timely support and treatment for child and youth mental health challenges is critical - Kathleen Funchion TD20 February, 2018

Government ‘hypocritical’ on Educate Together schools – Funchion14 February, 2018

Minister Bruton needs to take a hands on approach to the impact of the Carillion collapse – Funchion2 February, 2018

Kathleen Funchion TD seeks meeting with HSE over conditions at St Luke’s Psychiatric Department26 January, 2018

Answers needed after Carillion collapse - Kathleen Funchion TD24 January, 2018

Government policy has led to a brain drain on our schools - Kathleen Funchion TD9 January, 2018

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