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Kathleen Funchion - Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs

Kathleen Funchion is your Sinn Féin TD for Carlow and Kilkenny. She is 33 years old and has 2 young sons. Kathleen was elected to Kilkenny Borough Council in 2009; she was the first Sinn Féin representative to be elected in Kilkenny since 1923.

Having obtained a first class honours degree in sociology and a post graduate qualification in employment law, Kathleen, who comes from a trade union background, works with SIPTU as a workers rights advocate.

Over the past number of years Kathleen has been active working with individuals, families and residents associations on various issues. She has seen first-hand the devastating impact that the budget cuts have had on families and believes it is important for ordinary working people to have their voice and interests represented at national government level. This is why Kathleen became active in Sinn Féin and why she is standing for election. Kathleen believes that the people of Carlow and Kilkenny deserve a brighter future.

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Statements (176)

Action needs to be taken around back-to-school costs – Kathleen Funchion TD30 July, 2018

Government ‘ensuring that low-income families do not have the same educational opportunities’ – Funchion19 July, 2018

Parents yet again facing hardship at mounting back to school costs, warns Kathleen Funchion TD13 July, 2018

Funchion expresses outrage at the restriction of Paediatric Diabetes Services in St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny9 July, 2018

Irish government needs to acknowledge importance of mathematics for students – Kathleen Funchion TD27 June, 2018

St Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny spending €5.3 million on agency staff due recruitment crisis - Kathleen Funchion TD26 June, 2018

Fine Gael refusal to invest in education ‘undermines potential of young people and economy’ – Funchion7 June, 2018

Minister needs to address the July provision for children with disabilities – Funchion23 May, 2018

Government misses opportunity to take leadership on smartphones in schools once again – Funchion22 May, 2018

Funchion welcomes steps to abolish Baptism Barrier9 May, 2018

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