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Economic Justice

Ireland needs your vision, not Fine Gael division and spiralling economic injustice

Our country is divided between those who have access to health care and those who don’t. It’s divided between those who have access to good housing and those who don’t. It’s divided between those who have access to a living wage and those who don’t. It’s divided between those who have safe communities and those who don’t. It’s divided by those who have access to the necessary infrastructure to prosper and those who don’t. It’s divided between rural and urban Ireland – between regional Ireland that is emptying and Dublin that is overheating.

Aontú, our party’s name, is Irish for ‘Unity’ and ‘Agreement’.

We chose that name because we seek to unify Ireland – not only north and south, but also east west. We want to live in a prosperous Ireland, but we also want genuine solidarity. We want a cohesive society and to help heal the deep divisions caused by the establishment.

 


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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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