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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 (110)

Funchion meets ‘Early Years’ workers and visits childcare and youth services in Longford23 May, 2017

Extension of voting rights for Irish citizens in presidential elections could potentially pave way for other elections – Funchion18 May, 2017

Sinn Féin’s Kathleen Funchion meets Britain’s Prince Charles11 May, 2017

Early Years Strategy is crucial for Early Years sector development and reform – Funchion9 May, 2017

Passing of Sinn Féin Dáil motion brings new hope for the improvement of our maternity services – Funchion4 May, 2017

Commissioner O’Sullivan must be replaced if true ‘root and branch’ reform is to take place – Funchion12 April, 2017

Extend maternity leave and benefit to mothers of premature babies – Funchion5 April, 2017

Direct provision must be replaced with a system that treats people humanely – Funchion30 March, 2017

Continued underfunding of maternity services must stop – Kathleen Funchion TD28 March, 2017

Ireland cannot treat abuse of women and children as ‘merely a part of history’ – Funchion22 March, 2017

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