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Darryl Christy

Husband and father of a baby boy, Darryl Christy, is a native of Derry. He works as a panel technician in a local garage and he is also a part time sheep and horse farmer. Darryl attended St Joseph’s Boys school in Creggan. Growing up in Derry has given him a unique insight into the daily struggles of the people of the Moor.

Darryl sees the need for real practical political change in Derry. He believes that politics must serve the needs of the people of Derry. With political deadlock in Stormont, local elections and real political change have never been more important. The electoral success of Aontù will bring about that change.

Darryl's Leaflet

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 one point one 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.