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Jonathan O’Brien - Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport

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
Phone : 021-4212233

Statements (522)

Statement by Jonathan O'Brien TD in relation to the next General Election5 January, 2020

2020 needs to see radical change from FAI bosses - Jonathan O'Brien TD29 December, 2019

FAI refusal to attend Oireachtas Committee “an insult” - Jonathan O'Brien TD17 December, 2019

FAI Accounts mark a bleak day for Irish Football – Jonathan O’Brien TD6 December, 2019

Jonathan O’Brien TD welcomes Minister Ross’ supportive comments on all-island soccer league proposals22 November, 2019

Jonathan O'Brien TD raises growing scourge of heroin in Cork with Taoiseach6 November, 2019

O’Brien and Ennis wish Irish Rugby Team all the best in Rugby World Cup in Japan20 September, 2019

Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade could be delayed by 18 months – Jonathan O’Brien TD31 July, 2019

Dublin Port Company should be subject to Freedom of Information Act – Jonathan O’Brien TD10 July, 2019

Less than Half of FOI Requests granted in 2018 by Public Bodies – Jonathan O’Brien TD10 July, 2019

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