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Aontú Leinster Representatives


Peadar Toibín
Peadar Tóibín was first elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Meath West constituency at the 2011 general election. He is a business consultant and Chairperson of the Save Navan Hospital Campaign. He has a degree in Economics and [...]

By Aontú Press | 20 May, 2021

Emer Toibín
Emer Tóibín is married and has 4 children. She has worked as a lecturer, project manager and in business development over many years. Dissatisfaction with how Meath has continuously been left out of governmental investment and development strategy has led [...]

By Aontú Press | 20 May, 2021

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 [...]

By Aontú Press | 20 May, 2021

Edward McManus
Edward is a Pharmacist and Community Activist who lives in Castleknock where he is married with two young children. He has served as Chair of the Blanchardstown Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force from 2014 to 2018. Edward has served as [...]

By Aontú Press | 20 May, 2021

Proinsias Ó Conaráin
Proinsias Ó Conaráin’s Priorities: Health Provision, Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Facilities for the Elderly and those with Special Needs, Civic Pride and Public Amenities, Combatting Anti-Social Behaviour and Drug Abuse, Saving Historic Dublin, Protecting Dublin Bay I am a married man with [...]

By Aontú Press | 20 May, 2021

Liam Coughlan
Liam Coughlan’s Priorities: FAIRER PROPERTY TAX COUNCIL TO BUILD MORE HOUSES MAXIMUM 4-STOREY BUILDINGS NEAR EXISTING HOUSES SHUTTLE BUS LINKS TO LUAS INCREASED ANTI-LITTER MEASURES SCHOOLS NOT TO BE FORCED TO TEACH A CURRICULUM THAT CONFLICTS WITH THEIR ETHOS AND VALUES MORE PLAYING PITCHES FOR LOCAL CLUBS CRIME [...]

By Aontú Press | 20 May, 2021

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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