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“Aontú Statements of Accounts Have been Delivered to SIPO and were Delayed in Part Due to Covid”

Aontú have said that they have submitted their Statement of Accounts for the year 2019. A party spokesperson said:

"We can confirm that our Statement of Accounts for the year 2019 have been submitted to SIPO. This was delayed due to Covid. We apologised to SIPO for this short delay”.

“Aontú was formed as a party in January 2019 and contested the Local Elections in May of that year. Contrary to many of today’s reports Aontú is not in receipt of public money. Despite this we have managed to build a grass roots movement across the 32 counties. This have been fuelled by voluntarism and ordinary citizens giving up of their time. All the other establishment parties in the Dáil receive millions of euro from the taxpayer each year. We do not receive any such money".

"Aontú submitted auditing files and our donation figures within the deadline, despite the fact that, as a party we are not in receipt of taxpayer money and were not required to submit information at this level. In truth despite the delay, as it stands at this moment in time, we have gone beyond our statutory requirements in the provision of information”.

“Over the summer our party leader Peadar Tóibín TD received a shock diagnosis of cancer. This in tandem with the difficulties caused by Covid, our submission was delayed by a short amount of time"

By Aontú Press | 26 November, 2020

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