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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 (198)

My decisions as a TD for Carlow Kilkenny will be guided by my experiences as a woman and mother - Cllr Kathleen Funchion20 May, 2015

Kathleen Funchion calls for business-led strand to the campaign against use of zero hour contracts19 May, 2015

Cut to lone parent allowance will drive children into poverty - Cllr Kathleen Funchion18 May, 2015

Cllr Kathleen Funchion pledges to formulate a “youth contract” for Carlow Kilkenny18 May, 2015

Carlow Kilkenny voters have the opportunity to spearhead progressive political change - Cllr Kathleen Funchion14 May, 2015

Show up and seize the opportunity to advance the cause of equality - Cllr Kathleen Funchion11 May, 2015

Michael Noonan's remark "a disgraceful slur on the unemployed" - Cllr Kathleen Funchion7 May, 2015

Taking unpaid water charges from wages or social welfare payments would be another serious attack on ordinary people - Cllr Kathleen Funchion6 May, 2015

My campaign is about ordinary people. It about people abandoned and ignored by those in power - Kathleen Funchion29 April, 2015

Spring Statement shows that electing another Fine Gael TD would prevent the delivery of a fair recovery for Carlow Kilkenny - Cllr Kathleen Funchion28 April, 2015

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