Jonathan O'Brien

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Jonathan O'Brien
Jonathan O'Brien 2014.jpg
O'Brien in 2014
Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Justice and Equality
Assumed office
11 May 2016
Leader Gerry Adams
Preceded by position established
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Cork North–Central
Personal details
Born December 1971
Cork, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Sinn Féin

Jonathan O'Brien (born December 1971) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician.[1] He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork North–Central constituency at the 2011 general election, topping the poll.[2] He is Sinn Féin's Dáil spokesperson on Justice, Equality & Defence.

He was a member of Cork City Council from 2000 to 2011.[3] O'Brien also has a sporting background. He is a former board member and chairman of Cork City Football Club, having been a founding member of the supporters' trust, FORAS. He is also a member of St. Vincent's GAA Club.

O'Brien was criticised by the Minister of Education Ruairi Quinn over his position on the Household Charge. O'Brien responded by saying he had been elected to implement just and fair laws, and described the household tax as being neither.[4]


  1. ^ "Mr. Jonathan O'Brien". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 7 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jonathan O'Brien". Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jonathan O'Brien". Sinn Féin website. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "TDs repeat call to shun household charge". RTÉ News. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
Preceded by
Noel O'Flynn
(Fianna Fáil)
Sinn Féin Teachta Dála for Cork North–Central