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Kathleen Funchion - Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs

Kathleen Funchion is your Sinn Féin TD for Carlow and Kilkenny. She is 33 years old and has 2 young sons. Kathleen was elected to Kilkenny Borough Council in 2009; she was the first Sinn Féin representative to be elected in Kilkenny since 1923.

Having obtained a first class honours degree in sociology and a post graduate qualification in employment law, Kathleen, who comes from a trade union background, works with SIPTU as a workers rights advocate.

Over the past number of years Kathleen has been active working with individuals, families and residents associations on various issues. She has seen first-hand the devastating impact that the budget cuts have had on families and believes it is important for ordinary working people to have their voice and interests represented at national government level. This is why Kathleen became active in Sinn Féin and why she is standing for election. Kathleen believes that the people of Carlow and Kilkenny deserve a brighter future.

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Statements (176)

Students for taking a stand and leading from the front on Climate Change – Funchion15 March, 2019

Sinn Féin supports Women’s Caucus Dáíl motion on Period Poverty13 March, 2019

Unacceptable delay in substitute teachers’ pay continues – Funchion21 February, 2019

Kathleen Funchion TD supports nurses and midwives13 February, 2019

More objective and factual approach needed for relationships and sexuality education – Kathleen Funchion TD29 January, 2019

Education Committee recommendations must be implemented to ensure equality for children with special educational needs - Kathleen Funchion TD25 January, 2019

TUI schools survey reveals chronic staffing crisis in schools – Kathleen Funchion TD23 January, 2019

Kathleen Funchion TD backs SOS: ‘Support our Secretaries’ campaign17 January, 2019

TDs voting against legislation to safeguard against evictions "complicit in banks’ actions" - Kathleen Funchion TD19 December, 2018

Sudden closure of Grafton College exposes need for greater job security in English language sector – Funchion4 December, 2018

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