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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 (229)

Ratification of Lanzarote convention on child abuse must be prioritised – Kathleen Funchion TD8 September, 2020

Intervention is needed to stem the tide of childcare closures - Kathleen Funchion TD6 August, 2020

Kathleen Funchion TD publishes motion to reform childcare sector21 July, 2020

Abolishing Children's Department would be 'dangerous and damaging' for children's rights – Kathleen Funchion TD12 June, 2020

Childcare plan a major disappointment - Kathleen Funchion TD10 June, 2020

Kelly and Funchion concerned over future childcare provision21 May, 2020

Criminal investigation into Scouting Ireland failings and cover-ups must hold those responsible to account - Kathleen Funchion TD14 May, 2020

Failure to address childcare needs of healthcare workers 'inexcusable' - Kathleen Funchion TD13 May, 2020

Childcare workers and health workers left in limbo once again as insurance flaws emerge - Kathleen Funchion TD7 May, 2020

Department of Children and Youth Affairs cannot be a ‘sacrificial lamb´ in government talks - Kathleen Funchion TD6 May, 2020

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