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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)

Cllr Kathleen Funchion slams government over "deeply worrying reduction" in number of Fair Deal beds15 April, 2015

Henry Shefflin is a hero to the people of Kilkenny - Funchion25 March, 2015

A Sinn Féin victory in Carlow/Kilkenny will signal the end of this Government - Kathleen Funchion26 February, 2015

Bus Éireann underfunding is shortsighted and leaves communities isolated - Kathleen Funchion23 February, 2015

Kathleen Funchion to bring motion on Jake's Law before Kilkenny County Council20 February, 2015

Kathleen Funchion calls for cross party support for Jake’s Law16 February, 2015

Electing a Sinn Féin TD will be the first step in achieving a brighter future for Carlow and Kilkenny - Cllr. Kathleen Funchion29 January, 2015

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