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Cllr Jonathan O'Brien withdraws as General Election candidate

24 October, 2006

At a Sinn Féin meeting in Cork City last night, Cllr Jonathan O’Brien told party members that he was reluctantly withdrawing as a candidate in the Cork North-Central constituency in the forthcoming General Election due to personal reasons.


Cllr Jonathan O’Brien said: “It is with deep regret that I have to tell you that I will be unable to go forward as the Sinn Féin candidate in the forthcoming election due to personal reasons.


“In making this decision I am conscious of the support and constant encouragement given to me by my family and comrades in Sinn Féin in my work as a public representative.  I will be giving my full support to whoever is chosen as a candidate in my place.  It is important that the voters of Cork North Central are given an opportunity to be represented by someone from a progressive and forward looking party like Sinn Féin.”


“I will be remaining as a Sinn Féin councillor on Cork City Council with my colleague, Annette Spillane where I will continue to represent the needs of my local community and the people of Cork City.”



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