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Aontú Ard Fheis Will Take Place on Saturday the 23rd of October

Aontú Ard Fheis Will Take Place on Saturday the 23rd of October.  

 

(29/09/2021)

 

Elected representatives, party delegates  and hundreds of Aontú members from all around the country will gather together for Aontú’s 1st in person Ard Fheis on the 23rd of October.  Aontú leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín stated;

 

“Aontú was formed just in January 2019 and in that time we have gathered over 50,000 votes north and south, grown to 6 elected representatives from Derry to Wexford, attracted over 1,000 members and selected 47 Local Area Reps who are busy working for their local communities. We are polling up to 4% in certain polls, level or even ahead of other political parties with many years on us, much higher funding and greater media exposure. Even in constituencies such as Dublin Bay South we gathered more votes in total that parties such as PbP”.    

 

“Aontú has achieved this vote by doing something unusual in Irish politics, by not competing for exactly the same space on the political spectrum as every other party. Aontú has not put its finger in the air to find out which way the political wind is blowing. We stand for clear core values. We have differentiated ourselves from the group think and we have in our short life been the sole voice of common sense. While Labour and the Soc Dems called for zero Covid and SF sat on the fence Aontú called out the government for imposing a Covid regime that was the most extreme in the EU”.

 

“We were the first party to call for a full public investigation into the shocking fact that the majority of people who died of Covid caught Covid in a Nursing Home or a Hospital. We were the first party to challenge the government on the Catherine Zappone scandal. We were the first party to back the President on the decision not to attend the Partition Commemoration ceremony in the north of Ireland. We have produced 14 Bills including Bills seeking solutions on the following;  All Ireland Representation in the Dail, a fair price for beef farmers, pain relief for unborn children, a mandatory sentence for those stealing pets and putting ending to Short Term Lets in towns and cities around the country”.   

 

“Even today when every other party is high on auction politics and calling for a covid bonus for everyone in the audience, we are not afraid be the voice of reason and call stop. While those who were in PPE on the front line should be rewarded we must not as a society take out eye off taking people out of living in cardboard boxes, getting cancer patients timely treatment and getting children out of school prefabs”.

 

Deputy Leader of Aontú and Mid Ulster Cllr Denise Mullen: “Aontú has shown itself to be the only genuine alternative to the Stormont Establishment parties. We have sought to break the partisan deadlock which has hurt the people of the North the most. We are currently selecting candidates for the Stormont Elections next May  where we will significantly challenge the SF and the SDLP.  This Ard Fheis will see a robust debate on Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour, the Health Service, Enterprise,  Workers Rights and Economic Growth, Human Rights and the Right to Life, Regional, Rural, Agricultural Affairs, Environmental Affairs, Housing, a United Ireland and Reforming the Broken Political System."

By Aontú Press | 29 September, 2021



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