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Laura O'Neill

Kinnegad-Delvin LEA - Westmeath County Council

Over the past two years Laura O’Neill has utilised her position in Deputy Tóibín’s constituency office, Delvin, to advocate for the people of Westmeath.

She has been active in seeking funding for local services like the Castlepollard social welfare office, traffic calming measures for Delvin and increased staff and funding for Mullingar Hospital.

She has helped secure carers allowance, medical cards, timely passports and disability allowance for many constituents over the course of her work. Laura has also worked as a parish youth worker for the past eight years, developing youth groups, camps and leadership programs for local children and teenagers.

She is an avid supporter of the independent craft community in Westmeath, having received a scholarship for creative photography herself. She is very passionate about mental health and community service.

Contact details

Phone: 086 364 2363

Laura's 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.