Hundreds of people apply for Aontú membership in just one week - Tóibín
Hundreds of people in the north of Ireland have applied for Aontú membership in just the last week according to Aontú leader Peadar Tóíbín TD.
Deputy Tóibín stated:
"Monday the 21st was a dark day in our history. The right to life of all unborn children in the north of Ireland was deleted. It is now legal to take the life of a fully formed, living human being.
"That this was introduced by Westminster in partnership with Sinn Féin and the SDLP against the will of the people of the north of Ireland has angered many of their now former members and supporters. Men and women have told me that they worked for those parties for decades through thick and thin and cannot believe what has happened. Many people had said that they were assured that their party would never change so fundamentally on this life and death issue and are gutted that it has happened.
"These people have signed up for membership of Aontú to strive for Irish unity and economic justice, but also to stay true to their objective to protect all human life.
"Many others are disillusioned and have their heads down. However, we do not have the luxury of frustrated inaction.
"We must act now to create positive change in the right direction. The future depends on what we do now.
"Aontú is building and organising across Ireland to fight for the right to life for everyone. We will challenge the establishment at every turn in elections north and south. We will give voice and representation to the hundreds of thousands of people who now have no one to vote for."