December 11, 2023
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A Kilkenny TD has urged the Government to ensure Mother and Baby Homes survivors’ physical and mental health needs are not overlooked when the report is published next week. Deputy Kathleen Funchion, who is Sinn Féin’s spokesperson for children, also said suvivors must be allowed to access their original birth certs. The Kilkenny TD said […]
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A Kilkenny TD has demanded more action “to protect and advance” the rights of transgender people across Ireland. Deputy Kathleen Funchion, who is Sinn Féin’s equality spokesperson, said: “This week marks Transgender Awareness Week. It is a vital opportunity to increase awareness about the many challenges and issues of inequality which the
A total of 1,066 children in Kilkenny and neighbouring Carlow are currently languishing on speech and language therapy appointments. Kilkenny TD Kathleen Funchion has expressed “deep concern” at the local waiting lists for an appointment, which she said is unacceptable”. Deputy Funchion said: “Well over 1,000 (1,066) children alone, are waiting for a
A Kilkenny TD has slammed the Government over its “ongoing failure” to establish an Oireachtas committee on autism. Deputy Kathleen Funchion has called on the Government to ensure the committee is established as a priority “to ensure autistic people’s rights and entitlements are protected”. The local Sinn Féin TD added: “Autistic people have waited