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Kathleen Funchion - Junior Spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs (with special responsibility for Childcare)

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.

Carlow
Dublin Street,
Carlow
0599138023   
email [email protected]

Kilkenny
Suite 11,
Third Floor,
Lower New Street,
Kilkenny
0567764730
email. [email protected]

Statements (85)

Government’s weak response on calls to take 200 Calais children is pitiful - Kathleen Funchion TD3 November, 2016

Delay tactics on Eighth Amendment unacceptable - Kathleen Funchion TD25 October, 2016

Removal of Carlow ambulance base ‘poses a danger to people of Carlow’ – Funchion20 October, 2016

Lack of funding for dementia home-care in Budget 2017 is foolishly short-sighted - Kathleen Funchion TD19 October, 2016

Rising costs and ‘voluntary contributions’ are serious obstacles for parents of school children - Kathleen Funchion18 October, 2016

Budget 2017 fails to address conditions and pay for Childcare professionals - Kathleen Funchion TD13 October, 2016

Minister fails to deliver for parents and childcare professionals – Kathleen Funchion TD12 October, 2016

Sinn Féin's Alternative Budget proposals would help those working in the Childcare Sector - Kathleen Funchion TD4 October, 2016

Radical new approach needed towards Childcare – Funchion1 October, 2016

Early Childhood Ireland report reveals extent of Childcare crisis - Kathleen Funchion TD29 September, 2016

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