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Jonathan O'Brien TD


Jonathan O'Brien TDJonathan O'Brien is the Sinn Féin's TD for Cork North Central.

He is married to Gillian. They have four children and live in Farranree on Cork's Northside.

A keen follower of sports, he is a former player with Na Piarsaigh GAA Club and is currently a director of Cork City FC.

Jonathan has been a member of Cork City Council since 2000. He is leader of the Sinn Féin group on the council and sits on a range of committees including the council's finance committee. He topped the poll in the Cork North West ward in the 2004 local elections and received nearly 1 in 4 first preference votes in the ward in 2009.

A proven track record of campaigning -

Sinn Féin has taken the lead in exposing the abuse of conference fees on Cork City Council, with one Fianna Fáil councillor claiming €15,000 last year.

In over a decade on the council, Jonathan O'Brien has never claimed conference expenses.

Jonathan O'Brien is a member of the Local Drugs Taskforce, and was a founding member of COCAD (Coalition of Communities Against Drugs). He was the first to highlight the emergence of heroin as a problem in Cork, leading to a series of successful Garda actions against dealers.

Jonathan has consistently highlighted the need for more social housing provision in Cork. In June Cork Sinn Féin launched a local housing policy, “Let's End the Wait”, offering practical solutions to the housing problem.

Jonathan was a key figure in Cork Sinn Féin's successful campaign against the spread of legalised drug dealing early last year.

Jonathan has consistently opposed the closure of the orthopaedic hospital. In the past he has campaigned for a dedicated A&E unit for the Northside, collecting 8,000 signatures and presenting them to Health Minister Mary Harney.

Constituency office:
136 Barrack Street
Phone : 021-4311389

Statements (294)

Postpone Junior Cycle reform until outstanding issues resolved – O’ Brien20 January, 2015

Minister for Education must postpone further implementation of Junior Cycle reform until teachers' concerns are resolved - Jonathan O'Brien TD20 January, 2015

Jonathan O'Brien TD calls on Minister to find solution to Junior Cert reform dispute14 January, 2015

Sinn Féin raised concerns with Minister on use of children's PPS numbers – O’Brien7 January, 2015

O’Brien says Government needs to rethink redress scheme17 December, 2014

O’Brien calls for accommodation issues for those with addiction issues be addressed10 December, 2014

Sinn Féin challenge Aodhán Ó Ríordán’s comments on Education Policy9 December, 2014

O’Brien calls on Minister to lift preconditions to teacher talks and produce the evidence to back her claims3 December, 2014

O’Brien calls on Minister to stop foisting extra work on teachers that they can’t deliver1 December, 2014

O’Brien calls Minister’s Junior Cert assessment plans a money-making exercise27 November, 2014

Dáil Members (14)

Dublin South Central

Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Phone: (01) 6184084
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Brian Stanley TD

Constituency office: 05786 62851
Dáil office: 01 618 3987
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Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Phone: (01) 6183005

Dublin North West

Dessie Ellis TD

Oireachtas telephone: 01  6183006
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Kerry North

Martin Ferris TD

Dáil office phone: (01) 6184248
Constituency office phone: (066) 7129545

Meath West

Peadar Tóibín TD


Cork East

Sandra McLellan TD

Constituency Office: 024 20888
Oireachtas Office:
01 6183122

Dublin South

Seán Crowe TD

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Jonathan O'Brien TD