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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 (189)

Kathleen Funchion TD backs SOS: ‘Support our Secretaries’ campaign17 January, 2019

TDs voting against legislation to safeguard against evictions "complicit in banks’ actions" - Kathleen Funchion TD19 December, 2018

Sudden closure of Grafton College exposes need for greater job security in English language sector – Funchion4 December, 2018

Urgent need for ASD units for schoolchildren with Autism - Kathleen Funchion TD28 November, 2018

Drastic change of tack needed on apprenticeships – Kathleen Funchion TD7 November, 2018

Kathleen Funchion TD calls on Department of Education to ensure students don’t suffer further from school structural assessments23 October, 2018

Students left out in the cold in Budget 2019 - Kathleen Funchion TD10 October, 2018

SVP report ‘another indictment of Government’s failure to address Education costs’ – Funchion28 August, 2018

Time to take the first steps to free third level education – Funchion20 August, 2018

Kathleen Funchion TD calls on Minister to reform Leaving Cert14 August, 2018

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