John is a father and grandfather based in Glenariffe in Co. Antrim. Having studied a BA(Hons) in Social, Economic History and Politics in Queen's University, he works as a tour guide and Taxi Operator in the Glens of Antrim and Causeway Coast. He has a keen interest in local history, hurling and folklore.
John was motivated to enter politics after the failure of other political parties to protect human rights in the North of Ireland. He is particularly passionate about a United Ireland, where everyone is given equal opportunities.
John is dedicated to helping improve the lives of people in his local community.
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.
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