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Jonathan O’Brien - Junior Spokesperson on Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform

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 (491)

Sinn Féin will Reject National Surplus Bill - Jonathan O'Brien TD29 January, 2019

Economic mismanagement by Government 'will halt vital Capital Projects' – Jonathan O’Brien TD24 January, 2019

Department of Public Expenditure & Reform must come before PAC – O’Brien22 January, 2019

Rainy Day Fund is nothing but an “€8 Billion Blank Cheque” for the banks, Sinn Féin will oppose it – Jonathan O’Brien TD15 January, 2019

Nursing Strike is immediate response to Government policy of confrontation & mismanagement – Jonathan O’Brien TD8 January, 2019

Nursing Strike Action is the inevitable consequence of Government mismanagement - Jonathan O'Brien TD18 December, 2018

ASTI Rejection of Pay Proposals highlights Risk of Industrial Action – Jonathan O’Brien TD29 November, 2018

Government threats and inaction risk causing Strikes across Health Service – Jonathan O’Brien TD28 November, 2018

Government intransigence is cause of threatened nursing strike action – Jonathan O’Brien TD19 November, 2018

Government’s inaction on pay equality threatens public services – Jonathan O’Brien TD1 November, 2018

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