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Kathleen Funchion - Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs

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 (181)

Kathleen Funchion TD supports Early Years February 5th Day of Action13 January, 2020

Minister backing of Sinn Féin childcare crisis proposal ‘welcomed’ – Kathleen Funchion TD19 December, 2019

Short-term emergency fund needed to cover creche insurance crisis – Kathleen Funchion TD18 December, 2019

Continued media exposure of creche discrepancies very worrying for working families – Kathleen Funchion TD17 December, 2019

All young children living in homelessness must be provided fulltime Childcare immediately – Kathleen Funchion TD13 December, 2019

Closure notice for sub-standard Hyde and Seek Crèches welcome - Kathleen Funchion TD28 November, 2019

Taoiseach must clarify "underclasses" remark from party colleague - Kathleen Funchion TD6 November, 2019

Tusla’s new CEO must address toxic culture of defensiveness and lack of accountability within Child and Family agency – Kathleen Funchion TD6 November, 2019

HEA Report indicative of educational and social inequality – Kathleen Funchion TD21 October, 2019

Budget 2020 fails to tackle childcare crisis - Kathleen Funchion TD8 October, 2019

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