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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 (139)

Budget 2018 fails to address students fees, secondary education or early years crisis - Kathleen Funchion TD11 October, 2017

Timeline crucial for the future of higher education funding - Kathleen Funchion TD4 October, 2017

Sinn Féin tackles under-investment in Education system with Budget 2018 proposals - Kathleen Funchion TD3 October, 2017

Sinn Féin makes major commitment to tackle childcare costs - 500% increase in subsidy proposed – Funchion26 September, 2017

Funchion launches Oireachtas Committee report on impact of Brexit on Good Friday Agreement in Belfast13 September, 2017

Kathleen Funchion TD wishes Junior Cert students best of luck13 September, 2017

Funchion outlines measures to tackle School Transport problems7 September, 2017

Minister Bruton must challenge rising back to school costs – Kathleen Funchion TD10 August, 2017

Cross-Party Committee recommends that Irish Government should plan for Irish Unity – Funchion2 August, 2017

Children & Youth Affairs Committee report recommends better working Terms & Conditions for early childcare workers - Kathleen Funchion TD26 July, 2017

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