O'Brien in 2014
|Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Justice and Equality|
11 May 2016
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Jonathan O'Brien (born December 1971) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician. He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork North–Central constituency at the 2011 general election, topping the poll. He is Sinn Féin's Dáil spokesperson on Justice, Equality & Defence.
He was a member of Cork City Council from 2000 to 2011. 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.
|Sinn Féin Teachta Dála for Cork North–Central