Sinead Kimberley Tinker is the daughter of Arlene Tinker, younger sister of Millie and Penny Tinker, granddaughter of Nancy Tinker, great-granddaughter of Agnes Tinker, wife to Daniel Osbourne and mother of Bertie Osbourne.
Sinead first turned up on the street in April 2013, to visit her auntie Beth and cousin Craig Tinker. She was immediately set up with Chesney Brown and the pair's relationship lasted several years through many set backs including; Chesney's secret affection for the mother of his son and Sinead's temporary paralysis following a minibus crash - until she began an affair with Daniel Osbourne in 2017.
Despite briefly returning to Chesney, Sinead and Daniel married in October 2018 after she had discovered that she was pregnant. However, she was later diagnosed with cervical cancer and forced to choose between terminating her pregnancy or prolonging treatment - to which she chose the latter. In January 2019, Sinead was induced at only six months and gave birth to a baby boy whom the pair named Bertie.
1994-2013: Childhood and upbringing
Born on 10th March 1994, Sinead was brought up by her single mother in Weatherfield, alongside her two older sisters. The Tinker family were not well off, but Sinead tried to make a living for herself by working on a market stall - making and selling her own soap. However, the rest of her family were not as eager to earn a living as she was - and her grandmother eventually began living with the them in what she described as a "complete madhouse". Throughout her childhood Sinead had always been close to her auntie Beth and, when things would get too crazy at home, she would often visit her.
2013-2015: Relationship with Chesney
In April 2013, Sinead met Beth at Roy's Rolls for a catch-up. Realising that Sinead needed to let her hair down and think about herself for a change, Beth decided to set her up with her boyfriend Kirk's friend Chesney Brown - who was newly single following his split from Katy Armstrong. The pair agreed to go on a date at Nick's Bistro and they got on well together, despite both originally having reservations - as Chesney was still not over Katy and Sinead was concerned that Chesney already had a son, Joseph Brown. After having a good time on their date, the atmosphere was ruined when Katy turned up and accused Chesney of trying to get back at her for her affair with Ryan Connor. At the end of the date, Sinead left on good terms with Chesney and accepted that he needed to patch things up with Katy.
Katy later moved in with Ryan and Chesney pretended that he didn't care and contacted Sinead to ask her if she was interested in a second date. Although Sinead quickly began to realise that Katy was right about Chesney using her, when she confronted Chesney he was unable to keep up the pretense and as such Sinead terminated their relationship. However, Chesney was shocked to discover that he didn't want to lose Sinead and asked her for a second chance - to which she agreed if he promised not to mess her around again. Chesney soon invited Sinead to move in with him at 5 Coronation Street, to which she accepted, and she later became hired by Carla Connor as a machinist at Underworld.
2015-2016: Paralysation, recovery and insecurity
By January 2015, Sinead had become friends with the rest of the Underworld staff and was one of those invited to an awards ceremony by her boss, Carla, to witness her be honoured with an award. However, the minibus crashed and overturned when driver, Steve McDonald, was forced off the road by a couple of joyriders. Sinead had taken her seatbelt off prior to the crash, in order to obtain her mobile phone which had dropped under her seat, and as such suffered severe spinal injuries.
Admitted to Weatherfield General, Sinead began receiving physiotherapy in order to help her regain the use of her legs. Despite making friend with fellow patient Sam Hayden, Sinead couldn't stand being at the hospital and was able to convince Kirk to take her home permaturely. However, after suffering from a fall she was readmitted into hospital and was eventually discharged in April 2015 after making good progress with her physio. The accident led to Sinead's confidence being knocked and she began to feel insecure about her body. In 2016, Aidan Connor, the new Underworld boss, began to take an interest in Sinead and suggested that she look into modeling. However, the idea was met by criticism from Chesney - as he didn't like the idea of other people looking at his girlfriend. Following an argument in May 2016, Sinead drunkenly kissed Aidan but he stopped her before she could go any further.
Aidan's girlfriend, Eva Price, was furious upon learning about Sinead's actions and informed Chesney. After several arguments, Chesney believed that they had patched things up - oblivious to the fact that Sinead had realised she'd grown bored of her domestic life with him and was hoping for new opportunities.
2017-2018: Affair with Daniel Osbourne
In January 2017, Sinead was introduced to Daniel Osbourne - who was immediately attracted to her. The pair began flirting with each other and, although she found Daniel far more interesting than Chesney, Sinead prevented herself from doing anything with Daniel out of loyalty. However, she was eventually unable to resist Daniel's advances and the pair slept together in Underworld's storeroom.
Daniel's nephew Adam Barlow discovered the pair's liaison and wasted no time informing Chesney, who confronted the pair individually and kicked Sinead out of No.5. Daniel offered Sinead to move in with him at 15a Coronation Street and she agreed. A month later Sinead found out that she was pregnant, and knew that Daniel was the father as she hadn't had sex with Chesney within the time-frame, but Daniel's father Ken Barlow convinced her to have a termination as he feared that Daniel would be held back from greater things, like attending university, if he was tied down with a child. Sinead had an abortion without telling Daniel about the pregnancy, when the truth was revealed he violently attacked Ken - hitting him over the head and leaving him for dead at the bottom of the staircase at 1 Coronation Street.
Daniel desperately hid his guilt and a number of suspects were questioned over Ken's attack, including Sinead; who the police believed had a motive due to Ken forcing her to get rid of her baby. Ken tried hard to remember who attacked him and later realised that it had been Daniel - but decided to keep the truth secret from the police after finding out that Daniel had been abandoned from the age of fifteen by his mother, Denise Osbourne, and that he hadn't been there for his son when he needed him. However, Sinead was not so forgiving and reconciled with Chesney - despite still having deep feelings for Daniel.
Chesney began to fear losing Sinead once again and manipulated her into turning against Daniel by pretending to have food poisoning from a meal Daniel prepared and later hitting himself over the head with a brick.
In October 2017, it was revealed that Katy had passed away following a car crash in Portugal and Chesney was reunited with Joseph. For the first couple of weeks since Joseph's return he refused to talk and later, in order to help Joseph get through the trauma of losing his mother, Sinead agreed to marry Chesney so that the three of the could become a close family unit. However, Chesney later had second thoughts about marrying Sinead as he feared the emotional damage losing two mothers would do to Joseph (believing Sinead wouldn't remain faithful). As a result of his doubts, Chesney stood Sinead up at the alter in January 2018 revealing that he couldn't go through with their marriage.
2018-present: Marriage, motherhood and diagnosis
Following her split from Chesney, Sinead moved into 2a Coronation Street and eventually reignited her relationship with Daniel. In June, Daniel proposed to Sinead - taking the attention away from Tracy Barlow's engagement, and by August Sinead revealed that she was pregnant. While Daniel celebrated the baby news and looked forward to the twelve week scan, Sinead was left fearing for the baby's life after she began suffering heavy blood-flow. Despite being told that the baby was completely fine at the scan, Sinead sought out private attention behind Daniel's back to reveal her problems and was later told that she would need to go for a biopsy as there was a chance she had cervical cancer.
In October 2018, Daniel surprised Sinead with a spontaneous wedding and the pair were married in Victoria Street's Community Garden. However, Sinead had attended her biopsy test earlier in the day and was left fearing the results. Sinead wanted to share her news with someone, and attempted to speak to Chensey, however she was unable to. Although, a week later she was forced to confide in her father-in-law, Ken, after he discovered her in the hospital. Sinead begged Ken to help keep her diagnosis a secret as she didn't want Daniel to be made to choose between her life and that of their unborn baby's. However, her secret was soon revealed when she collapsed in the Rovers Return and was rushed to hospital.
Despite originally being furious with both Sinead and his father, Daniel later agreed to stick by her decision to delay her treatment. Later, in December 2018, Sinead was horrified to discover that her auntie Beth had came up with a scam - assisted by Kirk and Chesney - to rob from Dev Alahan to pay for a consultation in Germany with a facility which provided an experimental drug that could help cure her cancer.money to get her. Sinead, caught up in everyone's argument, collapsed and Daniel blamed the trio for causing her excess stress.
In January 2019, Sinead was alarmed when she discovered that her cancer had spread and that she would need to be induced immediately - at only six months - in order to start more aggressive chemotherapy. Sinead successfully gave birth to her son, who was placed into an incubator due to being premature, but suffered from complications and was rushed into surgery. Sinead was able to recover but left confined to her hospital bed for a couple of days and yearned to be with her newborn son. In order to combat the obstacles in place Daniel began taking part in regular video calls between Sinead and the baby.
When Ken went to visit the baby Daniel was annoyed, as he didn't believe that anyone else should get to meet the baby before Sinead, but Sinead insisted that it was fine for Ken to see his grandchild. After bonding with his father over the baby and deciding to put their troubles behind them, Daniel suggested to Sinead that they name their child "Albert" ("Bertie" for short) after his middle name and Ken's first wife's uncle Albert.
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As a result of Sinead's battle with cancer her son, Bertie, was induced early in January 2019 - at only six months - so that Sinead could begin treating her cancer more aggressively. While going through her treatment Sinead was left unable to visit her son for the first few days, as he was kept in intensive care, but she managed to interact with him over video calls organised by Daniel. When Sinead was eventually introduced to Bertie she was left horrified when alarms began to siren within his incubator - but was later reassured by a nurse who explained that she hadn't done anything wrong and Bertie was fine.
In March 2019, Sinead and Daniel were finally able to bring Bertie home and the pair agreed to have a Christening for their son to appease Sinead's family (although Daniel had originally protested against the idea due to the fact neither of them was religious and suggested a naming ceremony instead). During the ceremony at the Bistro trouble broke out between Ken's partner Claudia Colby and Sinead's auntie Beth but tensions were eventually resolved when Kirk Sutherland performed a rendition of his own original song; "Our Souls".
Auntie Beth had always been Sinead's closest confidant while she was growing up, so much so that Sinead considered her a second mother and would often visit her for advice and guidance - especially whenever her home life became too hectic. On one such occasion in April 2013, Sinead turned up on Coronation Street when Beth planned to set her up with Chesney Brown after he split from his girlfriend Katy Armstrong.
However, when it became apparent that Chesney was messing Sinead around - in order to make his ex jealous - Beth was the first person to confront him about his actions and urged him to put Sinead straight. Eventually, Sinead reunited with Chesney and moved into No.5 with him in January 2014 where they were later joined by Beth, her partner Kirk Sutherland and son Craig that same year. The following January Sinead took on the role of a bridesmaid at Beth and Kirk's wedding, alongside Tracy Barlow and Maria Connor, and comforted Beth when Kirk got cold feet about going through with the ceremony.
That same month Sinead was left paralysed after a minibus crash and Beth supported her throughout the ordeal. When Sinead had recovered Beth pushed her to go through with a modelling offer that Underworld boss Aidan Connor presented her - although, Chesney was less than keen about the idea as a result of his own insecurities.
In February 2017, Beth took Sinead's side upon learning that she had began an affair with Daniel Osbourne and the following month she turned up at the clinic to meet Sinead when she phoned her after going through with an abortion. When Ken Barlow was hit over the head and pushed down the stairs by an unknown assailant (who turned out to be Daniel himself), Beth advised Sinead to keep the fact that Ken had influenced her decision to have the abortion a secret so that she wasn't considered a suspect in the police investigations.
Despite their extremely close bond, Sinead was unable to confide in Beth upon being diagnosed with cervical cancer in October 2018. Although, the truth soon came out and Beth recruited Kirk and Chesney to stage a robbery of Prima Doner in order to pay for a consultation in Germany with a facility which provided an experimental drug that could help cure her cancer. However, Sinead condemned the plot and informed Dev Alahan about the plan to steal from his business.
By late 2016, Sinead realised that she had grown bored of her domestic life with Chesney after she was forced to decline a modelling job due to his insecurities. When Daniel moved to the street, following his father's stroke in October, she was immediately attracted to him but attempted to suppress her feelings out of loyalty to Chesney. However, Daniel continued to pursue Sinead and the pair realised that they shared a lot in common - especially when Daniel bought her a Venus flytrap (which was later accidentally killed by Chesney and Gemma Winter. In February 2017, Sinead gave in to her feelings and had sex with Daniel in the Underworld storeroom - taking his virginity in the process.
Following their night of passion, Sinead was overcome with guilt about having betrayed Chesney and planned to keep the affair secret. However, Daniel's nephew Adam Barlow discovered the truth and informed Chesney - leading Sinead to move in with Daniel at 15a Coronation Street after being thrown out by Chesney. Not long after, Sinead discovered that she was pregnant and Daniel's father Ken challenged her - comparing her to his late wife Deirdre Barlow and accusing her of holding Daniel back from his true potential of going to Oxford University.
Following the confrontation Sinead decided to have an abortion which led to Daniel angrily breaking up with her. Although, when Daniel discovered that his own father had influenced her decision he angrily pushed Ken down the stairs at No.1 - after hitting him over the head with a book - before covering his tracks and reconciling with Sinead.
However, their relationship came at an all time low when Sinead discovered that Daniel was the one who attacked Ken two months prior. She broke up with him, and moved back in with Chesney. In October 2017, Sinead had a conversation with Daniel at Nick's Bistro to discuss what the future would've been like if Sinead did not have an abortion, but she quickly chose Chesney over him after Katy's death in Portugal.
Shortly after her ruined wedding, Daniel tried getting back together with Sinead, but she rejected him. However, after having a talk with Beth, she changed her mind, but was devastated when Daniel began a relationship with Carla Connor. Daniel later ended his relationship with Carla after he admitted he was still in love with Sinead; Carla did not take the break up badly though, and she managed to get Daniel and Sinead back together.
Sinead's relationship with her father-in-law was never a straight-forward one right from the start. Ken likened Sinead to his late wife Deirdre Barlow, who hadn't aspired to be more than a shop worker during her lifetime, and he believed Sinead wasn't good enough for Daniel. After discovering Sinead's pregnancy in March 2017, Ken chastised her for being careless - he warned that Daniel would grow to despise her as she'd hold him back from opportunities; such as a place at Oxford University.
Upon hearing Ken's harsh words, Sinead terminated her pregnancy - and later blamed Ken for forcing her to make the decision. When Ken was pushed down the stairs at the end of March, Sinead became one of the many suspects interviewed by the police after she was spotted angrily pounding on Ken's door while heavily intoxicated. After Ken's attacker was revealed to be Daniel, who blamed his father for Sinead's termination, Ken decided to apologise to her and she accepted.
In October 2018, Ken discovered that Sinead was pregnant again - this time he had completely changed his stance and congratulated the couple. However, later that month he discovered that Sinead had been diagnosed with cervical cancer and would have to terminate her pregnancy to go through with immediate treatment. Ken, who didn't want to let his son down again, warned Sinead that if she didn't tell Daniel he would have to. Although, Sinead guilt tripped Ken - blaming him for her last termination, and he agreed to respect her decision and keep Daniel in the dark.
Since the start of his relationship with Sinead's auntie Beth, Kirk became integrated into the family. From January 2014 to November 2017, Kirk and Sinead lived together at 5 Coronation Street alongside Beth, Chesney and Craig. In January 2015, Sinead acted as a bridesmaid at Kirk and Beth's wedding and later that month Kirk was the first person to rush to her aid after the minibus crash which left her paralysed, with the help of Julie Carp Kirk was able to successfully pull Sinead to safety.
In December, Kirk helped stage a mugging alongsisde Beth and Chesney in order to steal thousands of pounds worth of money from Dev - the aim of the robbery was to fund a private consultation with a facility in Germany which provided an experimental drug that could help cure Sinead's cancer. However, the plan fell through and the trio were found out - but Dev decided not to press charges.
Chesney Brown was Sinead's boyfriend. The pair met in April 2013 at Roy's Rolls after Chesney's break-up with Katy Armstrong. Their relationship went well for a while but Chesney reunited with Katy and left Sinead behind. However their relationship did not last long, and Sinead got back with Chesney. After the minibus crash in 2015 Chesney helped her get through the ordeal by being at her side and helping her recuperate. In 2017, Sinead left Chesney for Daniel, but later reconciled with him after leaving Daniel. However, after having more problems into her relationship with Chesney, Sinead began to fall back into Daniel's spell, but then discovered that Katy had been killed in a car crash in Portugal. Chesney, despite orders from doctors not to fly due a stressful collapse at work, leaped from his hospital bed to go and see his son Joseph. Just before he drove off, Sinead proposed to him but he left without saying anything. Later on during a phone call, he accepted Sinead's proposal, but at the wedding, he broke it off with Sinead.
Sinead took an instant disliking to Chesney's ex-girlfriend Katy upon their first meeting as Katy was rude and dismissive of her, accusing Chesney of attempting to make her jealous by dating Sinead. However, Sinead later realised that there was truth to Katy's claims and that Chesney hadn't moved on from her. Despite breaking up, Chesney eventually chose to return to Sinead after deciding that he didn't want to lose her.
After their initial hostility Sinead and Katy were able to be civil with each other, and later actually became friends. Following the minibus accident in January 2015, that left Sinead hospitalised, Katy visited her in order to let her see Joseph one last time before they left Weatherfield. The pair parted on good terms and Sinead was saddened to learn of her death in October 2017.
Joseph was originally one of the main concerns Sinead had about entering into a relationship with Chesney, especially as he was a tie to Chesney's ex-girlfriend - who Sinead didn't get on with. Later, Sinead began to grow close to Joseph and was devastated when Chesney agreed to let Katy take Joseph for a new life away from Weatherfield. Sinead blamed herself for Chesney's decision, as he was unable to look after his soon due to caring for her while she was in hospital.
When Chesney returned home from Portugal with Joseph in October 2017 following Katy's death, Sinead tried her best to make him feel welcome. Joseph began to act out and cause trouble, however he later settled into his new life. On their wedding day in January 2018, Chesney terminated his relationship with Sinead at the alter as he didn't trust Sinead not to walk out on him again and feared what losing a second mother would do to Joseph's mental health.
Hobbies and interests
First and last lines
"Sorry not yet. Mmm, that's a gorgeous scent you're wearing by the way." (First line to Sylvia Goodwin)
List of addresses
|Unknown||Unknown to January 2014|
|5 Coronation Street||January 2014 to February 2017|
|15a Coronation Street||February 2017 to June 2017|
|5 Coronation Street||June 2017 to January 2018|
|2a Coronation Street||January 2018 to July 2018|
|15a Coronation Street||July 2018 to present|
|Market Stall Trader||Unknown||Unknown to November 2013|
|Machinist||Underworld||November 2013 to September 2017|
|Shop assistant||Freshco||25th October 2017 to April 2018|
|Machinist||Underworld||11th April 2018 to present|