Mary Ann O'Brien
|Mary Ann O'Brien|
|Constituency||Nominated by the Taoiseach|
8 September 1960 |
County Waterford, Ireland
|Political party||Renua Ireland (since March 2015)|
|Spouse(s)||Jonathan Irwin (since 1991)|
|Children||Three sons (two deceased); two daughters|
Mary Ann O'Brien (born 8 September 1960) is an Irish businesswoman and politician. She is the founder and chairman of Lily O'Brien's Chocolates and in 1997, she founded the Jack and Jill Foundation with her husband Jonathan Irwin, to provide home health care to severely sick babies. It was set up as a direct response to the their experience of caring at home for their son Jack, born with severe brain damage in 1996.
She joined Renua Ireland on its foundation in March 2015.
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