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Kathleen Funchion - Spokesperson on Children, Equality and Disability

Kathleen Funchion is your Sinn Féin TD for Carlow and Kilkenny since 2016 and Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson on Children, Equality and Disability.

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.

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Carlow Office: 

Church Road


Co Carlow

Mobile: 087 3281568

Drop-in clinics: Mondays 12:30pm-2:00pm in Bagnelstown

Kilkenny Office:

22 Upper Patrick Street


Tel: 0567764730

Drop-in clinics: Mondays 09:30am to 11.30am in Kilkenny

Statements (134)

Mother and Baby Homes Commissioners must show respect and compassion for survivors and come before Oireachtas Committee - Kathleen Funchion TD4 June, 2021

Mother and Baby Homes Commissioners must appear urgently before Oireachtas Committee - Kathleen Funchion TD3 June, 2021

Kathleen Funchion TD welcomes report highlighting impact of Covid-19 on disadvantaged children and young people1 June, 2021

Kathleen Funchion TD welcomes rejection of planning permission on Bessborough site26 May, 2021

Urgent action needed to address shocking living conditions for children and families in the Traveller community – Kathleen Funchion TD25 May, 2021

Children’s Committee invites written submissions on Birth Information and Tracing Bill 2021 – Kathleen Funchion TD14 May, 2021

Sinn Féin welcome long overdue Birth Information and Tracing legislation – Kathleen Funchion TD11 May, 2021

Blind and visually impaired young people ignored for too long – Kathleen Funchion TD6 May, 2021

Minister must ensure access to files to facilitate Mother and Baby Home investigation – Kathleen Funchion TD29 April, 2021

Commitments on Direct Provision must be honoured - Pa Daly TD and Kathleen Funchion TD22 April, 2021

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