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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)

Childcare and early years educators concerned their health and safety is not taken seriously by Government – Kathleen Funchion TD18 January, 2021

Survivors’ courage must now be met with meaningful action by Government – Kathleen Funchion TD13 January, 2021

Survivors’ stories must be listened to with sensitivity and respect - Kathleen Funchion TD12 January, 2021

Minister must outline if he has reported leak to Gardaí – Kathleen Funchion TD10 January, 2021

Kathleen Funchion TD condemns ‘appalling and insensitive’ media leaks of Mother and Baby Homes report10 January, 2021

Childcare and early years educators must be afforded the same rights as the rest of the education system – Kathleen Funchion TD8 January, 2021

Survivors' human rights must be at the heart of publication of Mother and Baby Homes report – Kathleen Funchion TD7 January, 2021

Early Years sector left behind again – Kathleen Funchion TD31 December, 2020

Government must fulfil obligations to provide redress to survivors of abuse in schools – Kathleen Funchion TD and Pa Daly TD17 December, 2020

LGBT women experiencing domestic abuse must receive support – Kathleen Funchion TD7 December, 2020

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