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Kathleen Funchion - Spokesperson on Children, Equality and Disability

Kathleen Funchion is your Sinn Féin TD for Carlow and Kilkenny since 2016 and Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson on Children, Equality and Disability.

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.

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Carlow Office: 

Church Road


Co Carlow

Mobile: 087 3281568

Drop-in clinics: Mondays 12:30pm-2:00pm in Bagnelstown

Kilkenny Office:

22 Upper Patrick Street


Tel: 0567764730

Drop-in clinics: Mondays 09:30am to 11.30am in Kilkenny

Statements (134)

Government must publish cost of disability report immediately - Kathleen Funchion TD and Pauline Tully TD3 December, 2021

Unacceptable that children are paying the price for government failures on Covid-19 – Kathleen Funchion TD1 December, 2021

Kathleen Funchion TD welcomes National Women’s Council report prioritising women’s healthcare1 December, 2021

Domestic violence survivors of all ages must receive support – Kathleen Funchion TD25 November, 2021

TDs must stand up for survivors and amend Mother and Baby Homes redress scheme – Kathleen Funchion TD23 November, 2021

Cross-party motion announced to ensure Mother and Baby Home survivors receive fair redress - Kathleen Funchion TD21 November, 2021

Redress scheme an insult to the survivors of Mother and Baby institutions - Kathleen Funchion TD17 November, 2021

Minister must act to protect sensitive Mother and Baby Homes data - Kathleen Funchion TD5 November, 2021

Children and families deserve surrogacy legislation without delay – Kathleen Funchion TD2 November, 2021

Garda Commissioner must establish specialised investigation into mother and baby homes abuses - Martin Kenny TD and Kathleen Funchion TD7 October, 2021

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