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Jonathan O'Brien TD

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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
Cork
Phone : 021-4311389

Statements (278)

Current form of Seanad system ‘fundamentally undemocratic’ – O’Brien16 October, 2014

Not enough in Budget for education – O’Brien15 October, 2014

Education funding does not represent real increase – O’Brien14 October, 2014

Minister is ignoring advice of her own civil servants – Jonathan O’Brien TD8 October, 2014

Sugary drink vending machines need to be banned – Jonathan O’Brien TD2 September, 2014

Students with learning difficulties and other conditions must be properly accommodated for exams – O’Brien27 August, 2014

School transport system should be reviewed after ticket debacle – O’Brien26 August, 2014

O’Brien calls for radical change to social policy25 August, 2014

O’Brien calls for radical overhaul of education system20 August, 2014

Jonathan O’Brien TD wishes Leaving Cert students luck ahead of publication of results12 August, 2014

Dáil Members (14)

Constituency:
Dublin South Central

Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Phone: (01) 6184084
Email: aengus.osnodaigh@oireachtas.ie
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Constituency:
Laois/Offaly

Brian Stanley TD

Constituency office: 05786 62851
Dáil office: 01 618 3987
Email: brian.stanley@oir.ie
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Constituency:
Cavan/Monaghan

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Phone: (01) 6183005
Email: caoimhghin.ocaolain@oireachtas.ie


Constituency:
Dublin North West

Dessie Ellis TD

Oireachtas telephone: 01  6183006
Email:
dessie.ellis@oireachtas.ie
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Website:
www.dessieellis.ie




Constituency:
Kerry North

Martin Ferris TD

Email: martin.ferris@oireachtas.ie
Phone: (01) 6184248





Constituency:
Meath West

Peadar Tóibín TD

Twitter: twitter.com/Toibin1



Constituency:
Cork East

Sandra McLellan TD

Constituency Office: 024 20888
Oireachtas Office:
01 6183122
Email:
sandra.mclellan@oireachtas.ie
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/Sandramclellan


Constituency:
Dublin South

Seán Crowe TD

Twitter account:  www.twitter.com/SeanCroweTD
Facebook account:
www.facebook.com/sean.crowe.526
Website address:
www.seancrowe.ie

Jonathan O'Brien TD