Sinn Féin’s Kathleen Funchion seeks party nod for run at Ireland South MEP seat

Carlow-Kilkenny TD hoping to contest five-seater alongside party’s Paul Gavan in June’s European elections

Katlheen Funchion. ‘If elected to the European Parliament, I will work to ensure the European Union gets back to basics.’

Sinn Féin TD Kathleen Funchion is to seek her party’s nomination to contest the Ireland South European Parliament constituency.

In a statement, Funchion, who was first elected TD for Carlow-Kilkenny in 2016, said she wanted to “ensure the European Union gets back to basics, focusing on issues such as poverty, inequality, tackling the cost of living and investing in regional development.”

In December, the party selected Senator Paul Gavan to contest the Ireland South constituency ...