Late Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor’s siblings are all saddened by her demise. She had three brothers and a sister. Let’s meet her family.
The singer and activist found worldwide fame with her epic ballad Nothing Compares 2 U in 1990 – one of the standout songs of the decade.
Sinéad who had a highly successful career in the entertainment industry died on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at the age of 56.
As per RTÉ, the star’s family said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad. Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
The late iconic singer was born into a Christian family. Her parents are John Oliver “Seán” O’Connor and Johanna Marie O’Grady. Her father did a corporate job which could put her into a well-to-do type of family. She, however, experienced years of sexual and physical abuse by her mother. John and Marie had five kids including Sinead and following the singer’s death, many want to know more about her brothers and sister. Read on for more.
Who are Sinéad O’Connor’s siblings?
The famed Irish singer was not an only child to her parents. In fact, she was the third of five children. She has three brothers and one sister and all of her siblings have a high-profile portfolio.
Her three brothers are named Joseph O’Connor, Eoin O’Connor, and John O’Connor, and her one and only sister is named Eimear O’Connor.
Everything to know about Sinéad O’Connor’s four siblings; their ages and profession.
Joseph Victor O’Connor is an Irish author of books. His historical novel Star of the Sea, published in 2002, peaked at number one on the global bestseller list. Before becoming a well-known novelist, he was a journalist for Esquire and the Sunday Tribune.
In one of his interviews with the media, he noted that he always finds it difficult to listen to his sister’s music because “it’s too painful”.
Dr. Éimear O’Connor HRHA earned her doctorate in 2008 from the School of Art History and Cultural Policy at the University College Dublin for a thesis on the life and work of Irish artist Seán Keating. Seán Keating: Art, Politics, and Building the Irish Nation, the biography she co-wrote with Irish Academic Press, was published in 2013.
Eoin, an Irish screenwriter, is now engaged in a number of ambitious features. He recently finished the BBC Drama Productions Writers’ Scheme and won the 2016 Meyer-Whitworth Award. There are three brothers named Joseph, John, and Eoin, one sister named Eimear, and four total siblings. Her older brother Joseph is a prominent novelist and broadcaster.
John O’Connor is both a writer and an editor. His other works include the three-volume A Directory of Shakespeare in Performance and one of his books, Shakespearean Afterlives: Ten Characters with a Life of Their Own (Icon, Cambridge) (Palgrave Macmillan; co-edited with Katie Goodland at CUNY).
O’Connor is a former major professor of English and education at Westminster College in Oxford, the editor of the Longman School Shakespeare series, and a guest speaker at the Shakespeare Institute.