Jonathan O'Brien

Jonathan O'Brien (born 28 December 1971) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork North-Central constituency since the 2011 general election.[1]

Jonathan O'Brien

Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
ConstituencyCork North-Central
Personal details
Born (1971-12-28) 28 December 1971
Cork, Ireland
Political partySinn Féin
Spouse(s)Gillian O'Brien (m. 2008)
Alma materCork Institute of Technology

He was a member of Cork City Council from 2000 to 2011.[2] 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.[3]

He is the Sinn Féin Junior Spokesperson for Finance, and Public Expenditure and Reform.


  1. "Jonathan O'Brien". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  2. "Jonathan O'Brien". Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  3. "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
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