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Aisling Considine

S. West Inner City - Dublin City Council

Aisling is a primary school teacher and mother of one. For the past 5 years she has been very involved in grassroots level politics with women’s rights groups. She is active in her union, the INTO (Irish National Teachers Organisation) and is also trained and volunteered with Foróige.

She is a passionate Gaeilgeoir- “Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam” Aisling decided to run for election to Dublin City Council when she found herself asking, “Where are the adults in the room?” while contemplating the current Government and opposition parties, who are more concerned with virtue signalling and appealing to Europe, rather than with representing their own people with common sense in everyday issues.

As a resident of South West Inner City, Aisling shares the concerns of many at the range of issues facing people in the area- from the rise in open drug use and young people turning to crime, to the lack of a Garda presence on our streets. It has been 12 years and we are still waiting for two green spaces to be developed at Marrowbone Lane and St Theresa’s Gardens. This is unacceptable and the completion of these projects is a primary aim for Aisling.

The people of South West Inner City deserve better and Aisling intends to hold Dublin City Council to account! 

Aisling's Local Election Leaflet

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 one point one 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.