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“Growing Support for Aontú’s Proposed Stormont Reforms” – Cllr Mullen

Aontú Cllr Denise Mullen has welcomed comments from Alliance leader Naomi Long adopting the Aontú party policy around the need to reform Stormont.

Speaking today, Cllr Mullen said “I welcome any party adopting our policy on the need to reform Stormont institutions. Last week it was great to see the Alliance party leader stressing the importance of reforming Stormont to stop one party holding the institution hostage. Similarly, this month the Taoiseach also admitted that there was a need to reform the institutions of the North.”

Cllr Mullen continued “The establishment parties cannot be allowed to play political pantomime while the North is afflicted by so many crises. Hundreds of thousands of people are in a Cost-of-Living crisis of unparalleled proportions. The NHS will be put under even more pressure as winter approaches, especially at a time when access to heat and food will be limited for many.  Already, groups such as Disability Action have said that people will die if they do not get adequate assistance. There is money available to the Executive but there is no Executive to access it. Playground politics is seriously costing the people of the North.”

““The Executive has been dysfunctional for too long. With the spiralling energy crisis, we desperately need an emergency response. We cannot allow the situation to devolve to where families cannot heat their homes, hospitals are running off generators and small businesses cannot afford to stay open. We hope that more parties join our call for reform of Stormont.” Concluded Cllr Mullen




By Aontú Press | 19 October, 2022

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