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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 (229)

Smaller childcare providers require additional support - Kathleen Funchion TD26 March, 2020

New supports for Early Years sector welcomed by Kathleen Funchion TD25 March, 2020

Many issues need addressing for People with Disabilities in Coronavirus (Covid 19) preparation planning – Kathleen Funchion TD16 March, 2020

Assurances needed for Early Years staff, services and parents amidst decision to close crèches – Kathleen Funchion TD12 March, 2020

All-party Committee on Autism should be prioritised – Kathleen Funchion TD28 February, 2020

Sinn Féin early years proposals are a win-win for creche owners, staff, parents and children – Kathleen Funchion TD5 February, 2020

Sinn Féin will prioritise a National Autism Strategy in next Dail – Kathleen Funchion TD2 February, 2020

Decision to cut childcare services funding for Day of Action 'outrageous' - Kathleen Funchion29 January, 2020

Kathleen Funchion TD supports Early Years February 5th Day of Action13 January, 2020

Minister backing of Sinn Féin childcare crisis proposal ‘welcomed’ – Kathleen Funchion TD19 December, 2019

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