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Fianna Fáil’s ‘Ireland for All’ slogan excludes 1.8 million Irish people in the north - Tóibín

Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín has hit out against Fianna Fáil’s election slogan ‘Ireland for All’.

An Teachta Tóibín stated:

“Fianna Fáil is a regional party that refuse to represent Irish people in the north. Since its establishment in 1926 it has talked the talk but made no meaningful effort either to work towards Irish unity or organise itself on an all-Ireland party. For Fianna Fáil, it is clear that Ireland stops at Dundalk. Clearly Ireland in Michéal Martin’s eyes are only 26-counties, with the other six being something foreign.

“The idea of ‘Ireland for all’ is at odds with Fianna Fáil’s record in other ways too. Fianna Fáil stood over the Celtic Tiger bonanza, which saw drastic increases in socio-economic inequality and cut back on public goods, such as social housing. In 2008, they led the state to financial collapse and ruined the prospects of young people and security for families.

“They opened the door to the IMF and ECB to inflict a severe austerity regime on the Irish public, a regime continued by Fine Gael and Labour.

“While claiming to oppose Fine Gael and pivot to the left of Varadkar, Fianna Fáil propped Fine Gael up in office since 2016 and allowed Fine Gael to continue in government despite the disasters that people have endured in housing, healthcare and the cost of living.”

“Fianna Fáil’s ‘Ireland for All’ slogan absolutely contradicts the reality of the party of the Galway Tent, Golden Circles and bank bailouts.”


By Aontú Press | 16 January, 2020

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