Jack O'Connor (trade unionist)

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Jack O'Connor
Chairperson of the Labour Party
Assumed office
23 April 2017
Leader Brendan Howlin
Preceded by Loraine Mulligan
General President of SIPTU
Assumed office
Preceded by Des Geraghty
Personal details
Born 1953
County Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party

Jack O'Connor (born 1957) is an Irish trade union leader.

Jack O'Connor (right) is presented with a painting of James Connolly by Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin to mark the 100th anniversary of SIPTU

Born in northern County Dublin, O'Connor worked in various fields before taking full-time employment with the Federated Workers' Union of Ireland in 1980. In 1990, the union became part of SIPTU, and O'Connor was appointed as its regional organiser for the Midlands.[1]

In 2000, O'Connor became Vice President of SIPTU, and in 2003 he was elected as General President.[2] He was appointed to the executive of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions in 2001, becoming Vice President in 2007[1] and President in 2009. He is also active in the Labour Party and has served on its executive.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Business person of the month: Jack O'Connor", Business and Finance, May 2010
  2. ^ a b Jack O'Connor, SIPTU
Political offices
Preceded by
Des Geraghty
General President of SIPTU
Preceded by
Patricia McKeown
President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions
Succeeded by
Eugene McGlone