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Kathleen Funchion - Spokesperson on Education & Skills

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 (151)

Sinn Féin support for Sex Education Bill19 April, 2018

New school announcements welcomed, but delay in upgrades ‘worrying’ – Funchion13 April, 2018

Pay inequity for teachers cannot continue – Kathleen Funchion TD5 April, 2018

Funchion welcomes relationship and sex education curriculum review3 April, 2018

Sinn Féin launch policy proposals for working conditions of early years education and care sector29 March, 2018

Loco Parentis clause makes parents virtual prisoners in their own homes - Kathleen Funchion TD28 March, 2018

Goverment funding priorities for PE in schools is unclear and unfair - Kathleen Funchion TD27 March, 2018

Decrease in home help hours in Carlow Kilkenny ‘appalling’ – Funchion20 March, 2018

Kathleen Funchion TD slams Government for inaction over respite places in Carlow/Kilkenny15 March, 2018

Government inaction on trolley crisis 'a disgrace' - Kathleen Funchion TD13 March, 2018

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