Eoin Ó Broin

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Eoin Ó Broin
Eoin Ó Broin 2012.jpg
Ó Broin in 2012
Born 1972
Dublin City, Ireland
Era 21st-century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School Socialism,
Irish Republicanism
Main interests
Social Science, Politics

Eoin Ó Broin (born 1972) is a political theorist, writer and Sinn Féin councillor.

Ó Broin is from Cabinteely in Dún Laoghaire, and was educated in Blackrock College in Dublin. He holds a degree in Cultural Studies from the University of East London and an MA in Irish Politics from Queens University Belfast. Ó Broin was elected to Belfast City Council in 2001,[1] stepping down in 2004. He was the National Organiser of Ógra Shinn Féin between 1995 and 1997. He was Sinn Féin's Director of European Affairs co-ordinating his party's team in the European Parliament in Brussels, from 2004 to 2007. He is a former member of Sinn Féin's governing body[2][3] and a regular columnist with the republican newspaper An Phoblacht.[4]

He campaigned against the Lisbon Treaty and spoke at the National Forum on Europe on behalf of Sinn Féin and the No 2 Lisbon campaign.[5]

He is also a published writer. His first book, Matxinada - Basque Nationalism and Radical Basque Youth Movements was published in English in 2004 and in Spanish in 2005. His second book, Sinn Féin and the Politics of Left Republicanism was published by Pluto Press in 2009 and the launch was held in Pearse Street Public Library on 16 February 2009.[6] Ó Broin is also the editor of Left Republican Review. As a freelance writer he has articles published in An Phoblacht, Magill, Village Magazine and The Irish Times.[7]

He was an unsuccessful Sinn Féin candidate for the Dún Laoghaire constituency in the 2007 general election[8] in the Republic of Ireland. He ran for the Dublin Mid-West at the 2011 general election. He polled 5,060 votes being beaten to the last seat in the constituency by Derek Keating of Fine Gael. He subsequently declared his intention to run for the Irish Senate, and was defeated in his election campaign. In 2013 Eoin was co-opted by Sinn Féin onto South Dublin County Council to represent Clondalkin after sitting councillor Matthew McDonagh resigned his seat.[9]

He has said that Sinn Féin is neither Europhile nor Eurosceptic. “The way we look at is: Sinn Féin is Eurocritical”.[10]