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Eric Nelligan

Eric is a Secondary School Teacher & Assistant Principal in St Munchins College, Corbally. Having moved to Limerick in the mid-90s to study in the University of Limerick, he completed from his post-graduate studies in 2001. Eric is originally from Castleisland in Co. Kerry, his family were self-employed in the Baking & Retail industry and are steeped in Kerry football.

Eric wore the Kerry Jersey with pride for his county underage and continued to play for his home club, Castleisland Desmonds, until retirement from the game. He plays Badminton to the highest levels, having represented Ireland underage and continuing to play for his county and province. Eric’s role as a teacher has seen him volunteer in many sports over the years, he is the gamesmaster in St Munchins College and is a member of the Munster Schools Rugby Committee.

With a young family, Eric is conscious of the pressures on families and aims to place a lot of his time into making his community a better place to live, he also takes a keen interest in education matters and is frequently on local and national media offering his insights on the education topics. Education is a field that every single citizen of the state interacts with for a sizable period of time in their life, it must be accommodating and functioning for all its stakeholders; students, parents, teachers, staff and managements, this is a theme Eric will focus on and will seek to highlight in his professional life.

Eric will be working hard on the ground to represent the constituents in Castletroy & Annacotty, and fight for the issues that most matter to them.

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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 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.