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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 (419)

Inclusion of other whistleblowers in Tribunal welcomed – O’Brien16 February, 2017

Jonathan O'Brien TD expresses frustration with Garda Commissioner's statement13 February, 2017

Minister for Justice needs to make Dáil statement as a matter of urgency - Jonathan O'Brien TD11 February, 2017

O’Brien calls for expansion of Investigation into Gardaí9 February, 2017

Jonathan O’Brien TD calls for Garda Commissioner to step aside8 February, 2017

O’Brien calls for publication of whistleblower investigation terms7 February, 2017

O’Brien introduces Bill to ensure consistency in sentencing1 February, 2017

Sinn Féin express alarm over Minister’s error in Garda station PULSE figures – O’Brien1 February, 2017

Sinn Féin question Minister over Disability Bill – O’Brien31 January, 2017

Sinn Féin introduce bill to combat ‘revenge porn’ – Johnathan O’Brien TD25 January, 2017

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