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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
Phone : 021-4212233

Statements (498)

Ambitious Capital Plan Required to Confront Housing Crisis & Reverse Downward Trend in Investment - Jonathan O'Brien TD11 June, 2018

Sammon Liquidation exposes failure of PPP Procurement Strategy - Jonathan O'Brien TD8 June, 2018

Fine Gael refusal to invest driving threat of overheating – Jonathan O'Brien TD31 May, 2018

Vote Yes for Compassion and Solidarity – O’Brien16 May, 2018

Minister must address the legacy of cuts suffered by the public sector - Jonathan O'Brien TD27 April, 2018

Time to end public sector pay inequality is now – Jonathan O’Brien TD23 April, 2018

Pay equality for teachers must be addressed – Jonathan O’Brien TD3 April, 2018

Jonathan O'Brien TD calls for Lottery operator to release value of unclaimed prizes22 March, 2018

There are enough patients to fill a level 4 hospital on trolleys every day - Jonathan O'Brien TD13 March, 2018

Jonathan O'Brien TD to replace Mary Lou McDonald on Public Accounts Committee23 February, 2018

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