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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)

Migrant women experiencing domestic abuse ‘must not be ignored’ – Kathleen Funchion TD4 December, 2020

Survivors must receive advanced copy of Mother and Baby Homes report – Kathleen Funchion TD3 December, 2020

Low wages of Early Years Professionals highlight ‘broken childcare system’ – Kathleen Funchion TD19 November, 2020

Sinn Féin support Transgender Awareness Week – Kathleen Funchion TD and Emma Sheerin MLA18 November, 2020

Kathleen Funchion TD publishes childcare survey results exposing ‘unfair financial burden on families’13 November, 2020

There should be no undue delay in publishing Mother and Baby Homes Commission report - Kathleen Funchion TD30 October, 2020

Sinn Féin seeks urgent briefing with Minister on Mother and Baby Homes commitments29 October, 2020

Survivors of Mother and Baby Homes must be listened to – Kathleen Funchion TD27 October, 2020

Kathleen Funchion TD writes to Data Commissioner regarding mother and baby homes24 October, 2020

Children's Minister must explain why he proceeded with Bill after Data Protection Commissioner's advice – Kathleen Funchion TD23 October, 2020

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