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Kathleen Funchion - Spokesperson on Children, Equality and Disability

Kathleen Funchion is your Sinn Féin TD for Carlow and Kilkenny since 2016 and Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson on Children, Equality and Disability.

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.

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Carlow Office: 

Church Road


Co Carlow

Mobile: 087 3281568

Drop-in clinics: Mondays 12:30pm-2:00pm in Bagnelstown

Kilkenny Office:

22 Upper Patrick Street


Tel: 0567764730

Drop-in clinics: Mondays 09:30am to 11.30am in Kilkenny

Statements (134)

TDs must stand with families and cut high childcare costs – Kathleen Funchion TD5 October, 2021

Kathleen Funchion TD stands in solidarity with childcare sector at rally for reform5 October, 2021

Sinn Féin announce motion to give families a break by cutting childcare costs – Kathleen Funchion TD4 October, 2021

Kathleen Funchion TD welcomes ICTU call for publicly funded childcare sector17 September, 2021

Better pay for early years educators must be prioritised in Budget 2022 - Kathleen Funchion TD9 September, 2021

Sinn Féin support call from Childcare sector to increase funding in Budget 202227 August, 2021

Children are being forgotten as coalition marks one-year anniversary of the Programme for Government – Kathleen Funchion TD28 June, 2021

Domestic violence victims are being failed by the state – Kathleen Funchion TD22 June, 2021

Mother and Baby Homes report cannot stand and must be repudiated - Kathleen Funchion TD11 June, 2021

Mother and Baby Homes Commissioners must show respect and compassion for survivors and come before Oireachtas Committee - Kathleen Funchion TD4 June, 2021

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