Jonathan O Brien TD

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52 Shandon St,

Tel: 021-4212233
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Monday 10-4pm (Jonathan O'Brien's Clinic 10-12.30pm)
Tuesday - Thursday 10-4pm
Friday 10-12pm (Cllr Mick Nugent's clinic)
Saturday 10-12.30pm (Jonathan O'Brien's Clinic)

Jonathan O'Brien is Sinn Féin's TD for Cork North Central. In 2011, he topped the poll in Cork North Central to become the first Sinn Féin TD in Cork in over 80 years. Before that, Jonathan was a member of Cork City Council since 2000, and topped the poll in Cork North West in the local elections of 2004. He heads the Sinn Féin group on the council and is a member of several committees.

Jonathan lives in Farranree with his wife Gillian and four children. He has a keen interest in both sports and politics. As the parent of a young family he has first hand experience of the issues ordinary people deal with every day.

Jonathan has established a reputation as a hard-working and outspoken champion of issues that other politicians prefer to neglect. One of the founding members of COCAD (Coalition of Communities Against Drugs), he was involved in the picketing of a drug-dealer’s house for over a year, which ended in the dealer leaving the area. More recently, he has spear-headed Sinn Fein’s campaign for a full-time ambulance base and A&E on the Northside and authored a Sinn Féin discussion document on the issue of anti-social behaviour.

On the City Council, Jonathan consistently raised the issues of housing, health services, service charges, recycling facilities and the need for greater investment in Cork’s Northside. He has been a vocal supporter of a debt-free and independent Cork Airport.

Standing in Cork North Central in the 2002 general election, Jonathan polled 2,860 first preference votes for Sinn Féin. Standing again in 2007, he increased this tally to 3,456. He was re-elected to Cork City Council in 2009.

CLLR. HeNry Cremin

Henry Cremin is Sinn Féin’s councillor in the Cork South West local authority ward.

A long-standing republican and community activist, Henry is chair of his local residents association and an active trade unionist. Standing in the 2004 local elections, he came within a handful of votes of taking a seat for Sinn Féin in the Cork South West ward. In the 2007 general election, he polled 3,020 votes in the constituency of Cork South Central. Henry was elected to Cork City Council in 2009.

Henry was brought up in Ballyphehane and attended school at An Teaghlaigh Naofa. He now lives in Leesdale, Model Farm road, with his wife Sheila and four children.

To contact Henry Cremin, email or phone 086-2662874

CLLr. Fiona Kerins

Fiona Kerins is Sinn Féin's canddiate for the Cork South Central ward. She is currently a sitting councillor for the area. 

Fiona is a native of Ballyphehane. She attended Presentation Secondary School before completing a Diploma in Legal and business Studies at Colaiste Stiofán Naofa. She now works in administration in the Radiotherapy Unit at Cork University Hospital.

A member of Sinn Féin since 2002, Fiona stood for the party in the Cork South Central ward in the 2004 local elections, missing out on a seat by only 34 votes. In 2005 and 2006, she served as secretary of Sinn Féin in Munster, as well as being an active member of her local cumann.

In July 2006, she was co-opted to Cork City Council to fill the vacancy arising from the death of Cllr Con O’Connell, as the candidate polling the highest vote in the 2004 election after the existing councillors. Fiona was elected to Cork City Council in the 2009 elections.

To contact Fiona Kerins, email or phone 021-4311389

CLLR. Thomas gould

Thomas Gould is the Sinn Féin councillor for Cork North Central Ward.

A resident of Cathedral Road, Tommy is married and has one child. Tommy is a development officer with St. Vincent's GAA club and is the club's delegate to the county board. Tommy has been a youth leader with Foróige and is a former director of Knocknaheeney youth centre. He believes jobs and healthcare are two of the most important issues for the Northside of the city.

To contact Thomas Gould, email or phone 087-3021551

CLLR. Chris O' Leary

Chris O' Leary is the Sinn Féin councillor for Cork South East Ward.

To contact Chris O' Leary, email or phone 087-2794307

CLLR. Mick Nugent

Mick Nugent is the Sinn Féin councillor for Cork North West Ward. In 2011, he was co-opted to Cork City Council to replace Jonathan O' Brien.

To contact Mick Nugent, email or phone 087-6755793

CLLR. Michael Murphy

Cllr Michael Murphy is the Sinn Féin representative on Passage West and Monkstown Town Council.

To contact Michael, email or phone 086-1663311

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