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Fayiz Alsani

Fayiz is a son of Palestinian parents who were forced to seek refuge in Jordan due to the unrest in their homeland. He came to Ireland over 23 years ago to begin a new life. After his studies he graduated from Mary Immaculate College and then from the University of Limerick with a Master’s degree in English.

He became an Irish citizen in 2011 and has a strong desire to give back more to Ireland and particularly Roscommon where he has now lived for a number of years. It is for that reason that he put himself forward to act as your voice in Roscommon County Council and to highlight your issues and concerns. He is proud to represent Aontú and our values.

For the last 6 years he has been employed to help people in Roscommon who have fled locations of war and violence. In the years since moving to Roscommon Fayiz has become embedded in the issues that concern the people of the Boyle area. He is acutely aware of the many challenges faced by so many families in Roscommon

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.