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James Morris

Clontarf LEA - Dublin City Council

New to politics, I decided to join Aontu and get active as I found no other political alternative to trust with my vote again.

The only principled TD I saw in the Dail was Peadar Toibin, who has consistently held the government to account over the last several years.

After many years of FF & FG lead governments, Ireland finds itself in an "omni-crisis" of issues from housing, healthcare, immigration & cost of living, but none of these are beyond fixing, they just lack the political will & fresh ideas to make it happen.

We need to build at least 50,000 housing units a year, putting state backed funding in place to achieve this at scale.

We should include the thousands of existing homeless people in our emergency response to refugees seeking shelter, to avoid creating division.

We need to get tougher on crime, ending the revolving door of light sentencing for repeat offenders.

Our prisons are now full & new ones are urgently needed.

A vote for James will also ensure that parental rights in the education of our children are respected.

Schools should never be forced to teach subjects that conflict with their values or ethos.

Aontu is the only party that represents my core values of human decency & common sense, we will stay true to our values and never change them based on the latest opinion polls. We will challenge the political establishment & we will represent you.

James is married with 3 children and lives in Dublin, he works in financial services.

Twitter: @AontuJames 

Contact details

Phone: 089 478 1788

James' Local Election Leaflet

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.