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Jonathan O’Brien - Spokesperson on Justice & Equality and Drug & Alcohol Abuse

Jonathan 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:
52 Shandon Street
Cork
Phone : 021-4212233

Statements (444)

Jobstown Trial raises serious questions – Jonathan O’Brien TD30 June, 2017

Judicial Appointments Commission Bill ‘flawed, but a move forward’ – O’Brien27 June, 2017

Fianna Fáil cannot be trusted to ensure Fine Gael do the right thing - Jonathan O’Brien TD21 June, 2017

Sinn Féin calls for comprehensive review of emergency legislation20 June, 2017

Sinn Féin calls for right to work and an end to direct provision on World Refugee Day20 June, 2017

Máire Whelan appointment casts a shadow over new government and the judicial appointments process - Jonathan O’Brien TD16 June, 2017

O’Brien calls for assessment of Garda resources after London attack7 June, 2017

O’Brien welcomes right to work ruling30 May, 2017

Dáil debate on child protection report needed - O'Brien29 May, 2017

Sinn Féin call for ODCE and Ian Drennan to appear before Justice Committee after mishandling of Fitzpatrick trial – O'Brien24 May, 2017

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