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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)

Vote for Liadh Ní Riada for real climate action – Funchion20 May, 2019

Funchion seeks commitment from Minister on life-saving cancer treatment Pembrolizumab for Kilkenny man15 May, 2019

Homeless children falling through cracks of education system – Kathleen Funchion TD18 April, 2019

Autistic children repeatedly failed by education system, survey reveals – Kathleen Funchion TD9 April, 2019

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

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