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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 (257)

Ireland’s illegal adoption system must be fully investigated – Kathleen Funchion TD3 March, 2021

Government must extend Commission and stop retraumatising survivors – Kathleen Funchion TD24 February, 2021

Kathleen Funchion TD introduces legislation to give adopted people a legal right to access their birth certificate17 February, 2021

Kathleen Funchion TD to introduce legislation to give adopted people access to Birth Certificates16 February, 2021

Kathleen Funchion TD expresses disappointment at Commission Chair’s refusal to attend Oireachtas Committee6 February, 2021

Childcare and early years professionals need better pay and conditions – Kathleen Funchion TD5 February, 2021

‘Destruction of Mother and Baby Homes testimonies very alarming’ – Kathleen Funchion TD1 February, 2021

Kathleen Funchion TD requests information on report leak investigation29 January, 2021

Kathleen Funchion TD welcomes independent investigation into Mother and Baby Homes in the north27 January, 2021

Kathleen Funchion TD publishes legislation to give survivors access to their birth certificates19 January, 2021

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