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Aontú is the Irish for ‘unity’ and ‘agreement’

Under the leadership of Peadar Tóibín TD, who founded the party after standing up for his core values, Aontú is now growing from strength to strength in order to stand up for your core values.

We have held energetic public meetings in every county in Ireland. 5,000 people have attended our public meetings so far and hundreds of people are joining our party every month.

We have elected reps north and south. They have left Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil, the SDLP and Independents to join us.

Peadar Toibín
Meath – Navan

Peadar Tóibín was first elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Meath West constituency at the 2011 general election. He is a business consultant and Chairperson of the Save Navan Hospital Campaign. He has a degree in Economics and Politics from University College Dublin (UCD) and was an active member of the Kevin Barry Cumann during his time there. He is the founder of the new and fastest growing Irish political party Aontú, which stands for life, unity and economic justice in Ireland.

Denise Mullen
Mid Ulster

Denise Mullen was born and educated in South Tyrone, during the early troubles, Denise’s Father Denis was brutally murdered by Loyalist assassins, these assassins were facilitated and directed by sinister elements within the police and army. Denise has fought a harsh battle with others to shine a light on the worst excesses of state sponsored terror. She continues to devote herself to forcing legal disclosures in relation to collusion.

Denise lives in Moy and is the Mother of two boys, and whose life is centred around her family and community. Her family are steeped in the culture of the border region. Denise actively helps to develop sporting activities and is a staunch supporter of the GAA as a cohesive and positive organisation. The GAA is one constant in family life and I will be at the forefront of promoting family values through sport. Fermanagh and South Tyrone is steeped in sport and Denise will promote the development of all sporting organisations. Denise Mullen believes in Irish people working together for the delivery of shared values and wealth.

Denise Mullen has strong experience of public life, she has extensive hands on experience on :

  • Planning committees
  • Environment committees
  • Lough Neagh Partnership
  • Tullyvar Waste Management Committee
  • Dungannon and Coalisland Neighbourhood Renewal
  • Dungannon Regeneration Partnership
  • Peace 1V Committee .

Denise Mullen is very active in the voluntary sector and believes passionately in politicians getting involved in the communities who elect them, Denise is :

A voluntary director of Blackwater Community Barge Project
Member of the Celtic Christian Cross Community Prayer Project and Pro Life Movement
Vice Chair Moy Community and Traders Association
Former Board Member of Victims and Survivors Forum
Member of WAVE and RFJ Victim and Survivor Support Services

Denise is passionate to be part of the All-Ireland, 32 county push to put Aontu at the forefront of national government. As a one Ireland party Aontu is uniquely placed to offer solutions based on tradition and well developed family values. The future is in a shared future and Denise Mullen will leave no stone unturned to deliver a shared future for all the people of Ireland. Our future must be forged on ideas of unity and shared family values.

Mairéad Tóibín
Dublin Bay South

Mairéad has worked as a pharmacist, providing health care in Dublin Bay South for 15 years.
If elected she will challenge the establishment & stand up for the community.

Emer Toibín
Meath – Navan

Emer Tóibín is married and has 4 children. She has worked as a lecturer, project manager and in business development over many years. Dissatisfaction with how Meath has continuously been left out of governmental investment and development strategy has led her to get involved in local politics.

A sister of Meath West TD Peadar Toibin, she has seen at first-hand the lack of planning and investment that has stymied Meath’s growth potential. Involved as a player and coach for many years with Navan O’Mahoneys, Emer is a strong community activist and campaigner. She also played camogie at county level, and played with Navan hockey and with Navan tennis.

She volunteers on the local school’s parents committee and is engaged in the Save Navan Hospital and Navan Rail link to Dublin campaigns. With your backing, Emer will represent you to the best of her ability. Not afraid to grapple with the inadequacies of our services, you can be sure that she will aim to get the results, that for so long have been denied to the royal county.

Sarah O'Reilly
Cavan – Monaghan

Sarah O’Reilly was co-opted onto Cavan County Council in 2016 and subsequently took up a position as a political administrator. Prior to her co-option, Sarah worked as a buyer for an international company in Cavan Town. Sarah worked in agriculture and civil works for 18 years before returning to education in 2010 and qualifying as an Accountant Technician in 2012.

She is a member of The Castle Lake Committee, The Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB), The Joint Policing Committee (JPC), Bailieborough Community School, Cavan’s Enterprise and Economic Committee and The Garage Theatre, Monaghan. She has worked extremely hard over the last three years to improve promote and develop the community, and address the concerns of her constituents.

Jim Codd

Councillor Jim Codd has been a secondary school teacher at the heart of Rosslare LEA for the past quarter of a century. A strong supporter of traditional Irish culture, Jim introduced handball to Bridgetown College in the 1990s and was a crucial figure in the revamp of the Bridgetown handball club. While running the club, Bridgetown had numerous winners and the largest juvenile membership in the country.

A love of all things rural, Jim is a lifelong member of the NARGC, an eager fisherman and a supporter of sustainable living. He has been involved with numerous charitable organisations including Amnesty International and Saint Vincent de Paul. He is a member of the Bridgetown Historical Society and the Kathleen Browne Arts & Literary Festival Committee.

As a father of three young children Jim believes that drastic action is needed to stop the total decline of regional and rural Ireland. Jim Codd was first elected to Wexford County Council in the 2019 local elections. He is the chairperson of County Wexford Aontú.

Paul Lawless
Mayo – Claremorris

A 27-year-old from Knock, Paul Lawless teaches maths and PE at Ballyhaunis Community School. After playing soccer for Mayo, Connaught and the Republic of Ireland at underage level, he achieved a professional contract with Derby County FC. This led to him attaining a scholarship to study a BE.d at UCC, and an M.B.A in the USA.

He is currently completing a post graduate course in mathematics in his spare time. Paul plays Gaelic football for both Aughamore GAA Club and the Mayo junior football team. Paul felt compelled to get involved in local politics to address the regional development imbalance which is hurting Mayo. He said dissatisfaction with how Mayo has continuously been left out of government investment and the devastating impact this has had on his generation of friends, led him to get involved in local politics.

Becky Kealy

As a resident of Cork North West, Becky is active in her community. She is committed, engaging, and has led several campaigns in Cork. She dedicates significant time to voluntary work with young people. Becky is committed to representing and delivering for citizens. The integrity, honesty, and vision of Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín TD was a strong motivating factor in Becky’s decision to join and stand for Aontú.

Becky is a strong and motivated young woman from County Cork. She is 28 years old, the eldest of a large family. She studied a Bachelors in Chemistry for 4 years in UCC. She then went on to complete a Masters in Chemistry and is currently working in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Becky was very active during the campaign to save the 8th amendment, she organised street outreaches, pro-life workshops, took part in and won debates on collage campuses. Becky also featured in a television documentary to do with Abortion in Ireland, she debated the Life issues on Radio and has been interviewed on all sorts of media platforms.

Becky stood for Aontú in Cork North West for the GE in Feb 2020, her first political outing when, in a three-week period, she gained the trust of 8.5% of the voters. Becky plans to continue raising her profile in the public domain, and to help get her message out there she has just recently created a YouTube Channel called ‘Becky Kealy Aontú’.

Edward McManus
Dublin: Fingal – Castleknock

Edward is a Pharmacist and Community Activist who lives in Castleknock where he is married with two young children.

He has served as Chair of the Blanchardstown Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force from 2014 to 2018. Edward has served as secretary to the Castleknock Residents Action Group, is the current Chair of the Castleknock Parish Council and is also a member of Castleknock Tidy Towns Committee.

Through the activities of his children he is a member and supporter of, Castleknock GAA Football and Hurling Club, Castleknock Tennis Club and Coolmine Rugby Club.

Edward’s Priorities – Supporting Families

Crime – Regular Community Policing. Provide Victim Support

Environment – Development of Local Areas through Proper Co-ordinated Planning and Community Led Discussion

Local Community Activities – to be Supported and Funded

Transport – Providing Proper Access to Public Transport and Incentivizing it’s use

Housing – Proper Provision of Affordable Housing for the Needs of Families at Different Stages

Green Spaces-Protecting the Phoenix Park and other Green Spaces as Community Amenities

Enterprise and Education – Promote with Tax Reliefs, Grants and Scholarships

Emmet Doyle
Derry City and Strabane

Emmet Doyle is the Aontú councillor for Ballyarnett on Derry City and Strabane District Council.

Emmet was brought up in Creggan and the Bogside and became a community activist at an early age, serving on Derry City Shadow Council and then Junior Mayor of the City.

After graduating from Ulster University with a degree in Irish History and Politics, Emmet worked for a charity supporting young people before moving to the Northern Ireland Assembly where he served as an advisor to a senior MLA for four years.

Emmet is a qualified public affairs specialist and a member of the UK Chartered Institute of Public Affairs.

The Irish political system is radically broken

In Ireland the vast majority of elected representatives put a finger in the air to check which way the political wind is blowing. They have one eye on their leaders – seeking brownie points – and another eye keeping their seat safe. If elected reps shut up and do as they’re told, they are promoted; if they stand up for what they believe in, they are demoted. No wonder we have the political class we have. No wonder a half a billion euro is being buried in a hole under the National Children’s Hospital and that Stormont is in stalemate.

Throughout Ireland, many people are now afraid to say what they feel, many are afraid to respectfully engage on a range of different topics. Many feel there is a new censorship and a new political correctness in Ireland, that opposition to the establishment is being deleted.

Respectful opposition is not the enemy. Respectful opposition is a critical element of a functional democracy. Aontú will have the backbone to stand up, without fear, for you.