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Francis O'Toole

Teacher, Guidance Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Author, Francis O Toole brings over 4 decades of experience to the vibrant community of Navan. As a devoted father Francis is acutely aware of the challenges facing our youth today; the high cost of purchasing a home, or even renting as well as high anxiety in a social media-heavy digital world. A man deeply committed to empowering individuals especially those experiencing despair to discover their voice.

Francis believes that meaningful change can be made through Aontú. As he runs in the local elections he humbly asks the Navan voters to embrace the power of their ballots and to vote for lasting change now by voting Francis O’Toole. 

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.