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All Change, as the Parties that have Ruled Ireland Since the Foundation of the State Remain in Power

Aontú Leader & Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has voiced his concerns over the continuation of the Political Cartel in government in Ireland. He stated “Ireland has been ruled since the foundation of the state by the same two political parties. In a major break in tradition it looks like the same two parties will rule in Ireland again but now they will do it together”.

“There are so far three legs to this coalition stool. Fine Gael’s objective is to achieve a neoliberal Ireland without anyone noticing. Fianna Fáil, the easiest party in the world to negotiate with has been reduced to an empty ideological husk where personal ambition is killing off the remaining republican wing. And a significant test for the Greens will be have they learned how to play Senior Hurling since 2007. If the Programme for Government is anything to go by, their naivety has not been lost in the intervening years”.

“It took over 120 days for FF, FG and the Greens to form the coalition which many knew would happen after the election. The fact is that this government could have been formed 100 days ago – rather the Irish people have been left without a legitimate government since the 8th of February”.

“Michael Martin has run roughshod over the objections of the FF grassroots and elected representatives merely to fulfil personal ambition. Michael Martin has reneged on election promises after election promise. He will put FG in government for another 5 years. He will in fact support Leo Varadkar returning as Taoiseach. He has rowed back on his commitment that the pension age would remain at 65, that there would be no war on rural Ireland, that farmers would be protected and that there would be real change.

Aontú offices have had a significant number of calls from Fianna Fáil members and supports who are furious at what is happening to their party. Many are taking the step to join Aontú”.

By Aontú Press | 16 June, 2020

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