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Paul Lawless
A 27-year-old from Knock, Paul Lawless teaches maths and PE at Ballyhaunis Community School. After playing soccer for Mayo, Connaught and the Republic of Ireland at underage level, he achieved a professional contract with Derby County FC. This led to [...]

By Aontú Press | 20 May, 2021

Luke-Peter Silke
“I joined Aontú because rural Ireland has been left behind for too long by successive governments. At a time when Fianna Fáil were propping up a Fine Gael government through their confidence and supply agreement, Peadar Tóibín, for me, represented [...]

By Aontú Press | 20 May, 2021

Cormac Ó Corcoráin
Cormac Ó Corcoráin’s Priorities: JOBS IN GALWAY, BOOSTING LOCAL BUSINESS AND REDUCING RATES ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY – I WILL MEET MY CONSTITUENTS AND LISTEN WATER SAFETY – AVOIDING CORRIB TRAGEDIES WITH REAL SOLUTIONS SUPPORTS FOR OUR OLDER CITIZENS TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE REDUCING PROPERTY TAX GALWAY HOSPITAL THE HOUSING CRISIS MAKING [...]

By Aontú Press | 20 May, 2021

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 a half a 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.




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