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Kathleen Funchion - Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs

Kathleen Funchion is your Sinn Féin TD for Carlow and Kilkenny since 2016 and Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs.

She currently sits on the Oireachtas Children and Youth Affairs Committee. 

Previous roles during her time working as a TD in Leinster House since 2016 have been Sinn Féin Spokesperson for Education and Skills and Chairperson for the Oireachtas Committee on the Good Friday Agreement.

Kathleen was elected to Kilkenny Borough Council in 2009 - the first Sinn Féin representative to be elected in Kilkenny since 1923. 

She holds a postgraduate qualification in employment law and was employed as a workers’ rights advocate in her previous role prior to entering politics. She lives in Kilkenny with her two young sons.

Carlow Office: 

Church Road

Bagnelstown

Co Carlow

Mobile: 087 3281568

Drop-in clinics: Mondays 12:30pm-2:00pm in Bagnelstown

Kilkenny Office:

22 Upper Patrick Street

Kilkenny

Tel: 0567764730

Drop-in clinics: Mondays 09:30am to 11.30am in Kilkenny

Statements (120)

Government failing vulnerable children in care - Kathleen Funchion TD23 June, 2022

Minister Donnelly’s comments on International Surrogacy Committee and Assisted Human Reproduction Bill disgraceful - Kathleen Funchion TD2 June, 2022

Significant changes needed to Government's Mother and Baby Home Redress Scheme – Kathleen Funchion TD24 May, 2022

Early Years and Childcare providers once again demonstrate commitment to children and their families – Kathleen Funchion TD18 May, 2022

State apology overshadowed by flawed Birth Information and Tracing Bill - Kathleen Funchion TD10 May, 2022

Kathleen Funchion TD welcomes passage of Sinn Féin Dáil motion calling for a reduction in childcare fees5 April, 2022

Sinn Féin announce motion to cut childcare costs by two thirds - Kathleen Funchion TD3 April, 2022

Sinn Féin launch survey to hear parents’ stories of childcare costs – Kathleen Funchion TD1 April, 2022

State must now fully investigate illegal adoptions – Kathleen Funchion TD14 March, 2022

Government must do more to tackle poverty traps in one parent households – Kathleen Funchion TD1 March, 2022

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