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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 2.30pm to 4pm

Kilkenny Office:

22 Upper Patrick Street


Mobile: 0567764730

Drop-in clinics: Mondays 10.30am to 12.30pm

Statements (257)

Sinn Féin welcome long overdue Birth Information and Tracing legislation – Kathleen Funchion TD11 May, 2021

Blind and visually impaired young people ignored for too long – Kathleen Funchion TD6 May, 2021

Minister must ensure access to files to facilitate Mother and Baby Home investigation – Kathleen Funchion TD29 April, 2021

Commitments on Direct Provision must be honoured - Pa Daly TD and Kathleen Funchion TD22 April, 2021

Kathleen Funchion TD cautiously welcomes publication of National Childminding Action Plan19 April, 2021

Pauline Tully TD and Kathleen Funchion TD back AsIAm’s Say Yes campaign supporting people with autism2 April, 2021

Kathleen Funchion TD welcomes Birth Certificate legislation passing second stage10 March, 2021

Kathleen Funchion TD welcomes independent review of safeguarding practices at St John Ambulance9 March, 2021

Covid-19 has exposed deep gender inequality in Irish society – Kathleen Funchion TD8 March, 2021

Birth Certificates legislation to be debated next week - Kathleen Funchion TD4 March, 2021

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