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Jim Codd

Councillor Jim Codd has been a secondary school teacher at the heart of Rosslare LEA for the past quarter of a century. A strong supporter of traditional Irish culture, Jim introduced handball to Bridgetown College in the 1990s and was a crucial figure in the revamp of the Bridgetown handball club. While running the club, Bridgetown had numerous winners and the largest juvenile membership in the country.

A love of all things rural, Jim is a lifelong member of the NARGC, an eager fisherman and a supporter of sustainable living. He has been involved with numerous charitable organisations including Amnesty International and Saint Vincent de Paul. He is a member of the Bridgetown Historical Society and the Kathleen Browne Arts & Literary Festival Committee.

As a father of three young children Jim believes that drastic action is needed to stop the total decline of regional and rural Ireland. Jim Codd was first elected to Wexford County Council in the 2019 local elections. He is the chairperson of County Wexford Aontú.

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 a half a 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.




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