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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

Bagnelstown

Co Carlow

Mobile: 087 3281568

Drop-in clinics: Mondays 2.30pm to 4pm

Kilkenny Office:

22 Upper Patrick Street

Kilkenny

Mobile: 0567764730

Drop-in clinics: Mondays 10.30am to 12.30pm

Statements (257)

Victims of State-sanctioned abuse have been failed by the state again – Kathleen Funchion TD23 October, 2020

Children’s Minister has last chance to respect the wishes of mother and baby homes survivors – Kathleen Funchion TD21 October, 2020

Childcare left behind in Budget – Kathleen Funchion TD14 October, 2020

Kathleen Funchion TD launches ‘My Childcare Story’ survey25 September, 2020

Oireachtas Committee on Autism must be established urgently – Pauline Tully TD and Kathleen Funchion TD16 September, 2020

Ireland must consider request to accept child asylum seekers impacted by Moria fire – Kathleen Funchion TD15 September, 2020

Students at Carlow College must not be unfairly treated – Kathleen Funchion TD10 September, 2020

Clarity needed on Covid-related school absenteeism – Kathleen Funchion TD8 September, 2020

Ratification of Lanzarote convention on child abuse must be prioritised – Kathleen Funchion TD8 September, 2020

Intervention is needed to stem the tide of childcare closures - Kathleen Funchion TD6 August, 2020

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