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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 (203)

Funchion eager to take on new portfolio in Children and Youth Affairs5 July, 2019

Minister must meet Sentencing and Victim Equality (SAVE) demands – Kathleen Funchion TD3 July, 2019

HIQA recommendations for St Luke’s Maternity Ward must be implemented immediately – Kathleen Funchion TD26 June, 2019

Commitment needed for secondary school places in Kilkenny City – Kathleen Funchion TD25 June, 2019

Stronger policing supports needed for rural communities - Kathleen Funchion TD20 June, 2019

Kathleen Funchion TD supports INTO’s call to reduce primary school class size in Budget 202019 June, 2019

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael should support Bill giving hospitality workers right to their tips – Funchion11 June, 2019

IT Carlow to receive €260,000 for apprenticeship programmes – Kathleen Funchion TD4 June, 2019

New rules for Leaving Cert students who suffer a bereavement ‘welcome but long overdue’ – Funchion31 May, 2019

Outrageous wait times for speech and language therapists for children in Carlow/Kilkenny – Kathleen Funchion TD29 May, 2019

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