WATCH: Moment Kathleen Funchion tops the poll in Carlow/Kilkenny and is re-elected

Incredible scenes!

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


Sinn Féin's Kathleen Funchion has secured 17,493 first preference votes in Carlow/Kilkenny and has been re-elected on the first count in the 2020 general election. 

Deputy Funchion becomes the first-ever female TD to be re-elected and hold her seat in this constituency. The level of support exceeded expectations.