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Aontú Manifesto Launch Will Take Place on Thursday the 28th of April.

Aontú will hold its Assembly 2022 Manifesto launch on Thursday the 28th of April at 2.30pm in the Farset International, 466 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7DW.  


Aontú is fielding 12 candidates throughout the North of Ireland and will be in contention to win MLA seats in a number of these constituencies. This is Aontú’s first Assembly election. It comes just three years after our party was founded. In the Westminster Election in 2019, Aontú came ahead of PBP and the Greens in terms of votes and in a number of constituencies achieved just under 5% of the vote.


The leader of Aontú, Peadar Tóbín TD, will out line a detailed policy platform which seeks to reform the failing political institutions in the north of Ireland. Aontú will detail the need for reform of the political institutions in order to prevent any one party crashing them over and over again. We will outline the need for the salaries of MLAs within parties that crash these democratic institutions to have their salaries stopped if they fail to do their work. We will also set out our aim of setting up a New Ireland Forum to bring together Civic and Political views from  across the north of Ireland to help mitigate against the damage of Brexit, build the All Ireland Economy and to work towards the development of Irish Unity.  


As a Human Rights party, Aontú will detail policy on protecting mothers and their children, not just in terms stopping the deregulation of abortion but also in ensuring the all mothers have the economic supports necessary to raise their children to their full potential. Aontú will discuss the necessity to return the 800 hospital beds that were taken out of service by the 5 Executive parties over the last 10 years. We will set out how to tackle the housing waiting lists that sees 44,000 people languishing in need of a home. We will also outline plans to see fuel taxes devolved from London to Belfast to allow for the cost of fuels to be reduced.  


A large section of the Nationalist/Republican vote are no longer represented by the SDLP or SF. In our short existence Aontú has broken through the echo chamber of politics in the north and offered new fresh thinking. This election will see that critically needed fresh thinking takes its place in the Assembly.

By Aontú Press | 26 April, 2022

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