Dublin Mid West – Eoin Ó BROIN
Eoin Ó Broin is a member of Lucan Sinn Fein and lives in Clondalkin Village. He is a member of Sinn Fein's Ard Comhairle (governing body), writes a regular for the party's paper An Phoblacht, and is involved in the development of the party’s European, Economic and Housing policies.
A Sinn Fein and community activist for 15 years Eoin was born in Dublin and lived in Belfast for 11 years where he was National Organiser for Sinn Fein Youth from 1997 to 1999; elected to Belfast City Council in 2001; and Sinn Fein’s Director of European Affairs from 2004 to 2007. Eoin was also the director of the party’s campaigns against the Lisbon Treaty in 2008 and 2009.
Eoin has a Masters Degree in Irish Politics from Queens University Belfast and currently works for a national housing charity. He is also the author of two books, a history of the conflict in the Basque Country (2003) and Sinn Féin and the Politics of Left Republicanism (2009). He is currently working on a third, A Better Ireland - Arguments for a New Republic, which will be published in 2011 by Pluto Press.
Eoin's priorities for Dublin Mid West in the coming election are jobs, housing, public services, community services and community safety.