August 5, 2021
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From medical staff on the frontline to the mothers of vulnerable children struggling to care for them at home, every aspect of women’s lives has been impacted by the lockdown. But writing in, Carlow-Kilkenny TD Kathleen Funchion says much more needs to be done to address inequality in our society as we emerge from […]
A local TD who heads up an inflential Dáil committee has said the latest controversy over the Mother and Baby Homes inquiry must not be allowed to delay redress for survivors. Deputy Kathleen Funchion was speaking after the three members of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission rejected calls for them to appear before the […]
A Carlow-Kilkenny TD has called on the Mother and Baby Homes commissioners to “urgently” appear before the Oireachtas Children’s Committee. Deputy Kathleen Funchion, who heads up the Dáil committee, spoke out after it emerged one of the commissioners who headed up the inquiry, Professor Mary Daly, took part in a Oxford University discussion about the […]
A Kilkenny TD has accused the Government of failing rural Ireland. Deputy Kathleen Funchion has also criticised the Government’s ‘Our Rural Future’ policy paper, launched this week, for lacking a timeline for delivery and “failing to focus beyond remote working in order to achieve the ambitious change necessary”. The Sinn Féin frontbencher