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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 2.30pm to 4pm

Kilkenny Office:

22 Upper Patrick Street

Kilkenny

Mobile: 0567764730

Drop-in clinics: Mondays 10.30am to 12.30pm

Statements (203)

Criminal investigation into Scouting Ireland failings and cover-ups must hold those responsible to account - Kathleen Funchion TD14 May, 2020

Failure to address childcare needs of healthcare workers 'inexcusable' - Kathleen Funchion TD13 May, 2020

Childcare workers and health workers left in limbo once again as insurance flaws emerge - Kathleen Funchion TD7 May, 2020

Department of Children and Youth Affairs cannot be a ‘sacrificial lamb´ in government talks - Kathleen Funchion TD6 May, 2020

Smaller childcare providers require additional support - Kathleen Funchion TD26 March, 2020

New supports for Early Years sector welcomed by Kathleen Funchion TD25 March, 2020

Many issues need addressing for People with Disabilities in Coronavirus (Covid 19) preparation planning – Kathleen Funchion TD16 March, 2020

Assurances needed for Early Years staff, services and parents amidst decision to close crèches – Kathleen Funchion TD12 March, 2020

All-party Committee on Autism should be prioritised – Kathleen Funchion TD28 February, 2020

Sinn Féin early years proposals are a win-win for creche owners, staff, parents and children – Kathleen Funchion TD5 February, 2020

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