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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.

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Statements (85)

GFA Committee to discuss implications of ‘Brexit’ on Belfast Agreement - Kathleen Funchion TD27 September, 2016

Funchion speaks at Kurdish Solidarity rally in Dublin31 August, 2016

Dáil should be recalled to debate Apple tax ruling31 August, 2016

Scrapping of Human Rights Act by PM May happening under our noses – Funchion31 August, 2016

‘Ducksie’ Walsh was a true Kilkenny Legend - Kathleen Funchion TD5 August, 2016

Taoiseach failing to stand up for the North – Funchion26 July, 2016

Irish Gender Inequality Indicators Shocking – Funchion22 July, 2016

Delays in Children’s Medical Cards ‘playing havoc with lives’ – Funchion19 July, 2016

Childcare costs ‘the elephant in the room’ – Funchion13 July, 2016

Kathleen Funchion TD closes two day BIPA Plenary5 July, 2016

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