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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 (189)

Kathleen Funchion TD welcomes support for Autism empowerment strategy2 April, 2019

Sinn Féin calls for Autism empowerment strategy to mark World Autism Awareness Day31 March, 2019

Sinn Féin Autism Strategy Bill needs cross party support to pass - Funchion30 March, 2019

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

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