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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 (203)

HEA Report indicative of educational and social inequality – Kathleen Funchion TD21 October, 2019

Budget 2020 fails to tackle childcare crisis - Kathleen Funchion TD8 October, 2019

Kathleen Funchion TD congratulates Junior Cert students on their results4 October, 2019

New Early Years proposals would deliver for children, workers and parents – Kathleen Funchion TD1 October, 2019

Sinn Féin Alternative Budget proposals would tackle rocketing childcare costs – Kathleen Funchion TD27 September, 2019

Guardian ad Litem system must change for the protection of vulnerable children - Kathleen Funchion TD19 September, 2019

Tusla response to crèche findings ‘wholly inadequate and shocking’ – Kathleen Funchion TD31 July, 2019

Questions to be asked of Minister Zappone and Tusla – Funchion25 July, 2019

RTÉ Investigates programme in respect of childcare demands an urgent response - Kathleen Funchion TD24 July, 2019

Paediatric waiting lists ‘beyond crisis point’ – Funchion22 July, 2019

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