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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


Co Carlow

Mobile: 087 3281568

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

Kilkenny Office:

22 Upper Patrick Street


Tel: 0567764730

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

Statements (131)

Complaints review shows St John Ambulance needs radical reform – Kathleen Funchion TD16 March, 2023

Government Mother and Baby Home redress must include all survivors - Kathleen Funchion TD1 February, 2023

Greater awareness of coercive control urgently needed – Kathleen Funchion TD24 November, 2022

Six month exclusion for Mother & Baby homes payment scheme must go – Kathleen Funchion TD27 October, 2022

Staggering 70% of parents struggling with childcare fees - Kathleen Funchion TD20 October, 2022

Mother and Baby Homes Redress scheme bitterly disappointing – Kathleen Funchion TD12 October, 2022

Questions for Minister over Mother and Baby Home testimonies u-turn – Kathleen Funchion TD4 October, 2022

Sinn Féin launch Alternative Budget Childcare proposals to cut fees for families – Kathleen Funchion TD24 September, 2022

Government domestic violence leave proposals fails victims - Louise O’Reilly TD and Kathleen Funchion TD23 September, 2022

First ERO for Early Years and childcare professionals 'welcome' - Kathleen Funchion TD8 September, 2022

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