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Gemma Brolly

Gemma is mother of four children, an Irish Medium teacher and wife of a local farmer from Ballerin,Co. Derry.  She believes strongly in life from ‘womb to tomb’ and protecting the right to life and all rights within each life. Gemma served as Youth President for Saint Vincent de Paul for five years and gained great insight into the poverty and social injustice suffered by many people.  She is passionate and very determined to improve the lives of people in her community and throughout Ireland. She believes in creating a better, more economically just United Ireland, where every citizen has a place, a belonging.

As an Irish medium teacher and Irish language Officer of her local GAA club, Gemma has a great love for the Irish Language which she sees as belonging to all of the people of Ireland. Gemma is also a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and has is hugely frustrated at the many flaws in our education system. Gemma is determined to improve the education system for each and every child. Gemma continues to  work with all other members to create a better world for our community particularly those who currently suffer mental health, social or educational disadvantages.

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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.