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Liam Reichenberg

Dundalk and County Louth have been my working home for over 27 years. I have served the people of Dundalk and Louth for many years in the Imperial Hotel, the ARC and Sgt. Pepper’s night clubs, briefly in the Carrickdale Hotel, and currently for the last 19 years as a retail manager with a very popular grocery store on the Newry Road.

I was born in New York to an Irish woman from South Armagh who left her home in the 1960’s like so many of her generation to make a life for herself in New York because of the economic and political climate of the time. There she married my father, the son of German Jews who escaped the horrors of the holocaust.

I chose to live here permanently in 1991 because I love this place we call home. With a degree in history and politics I have always had a keen interest in current affairs and have been politically active from an early age. At University College Dublin, I campaigned on human rights and social justice issues, against political censorship, and for the unity of our country.

More recently I have campaigned on issues of education, health care, transportation, the provision of high-speed broadband, and the state of our roads where I live. I would very much welcome the opportunity as your councillor to do the same for Dundalk and County Louth. Aontú is a new and rapidly growing party. We are a party committed to the core values of Life, Unity, and Economic Justice. Sadly, so many other parties have abandoned their values, policies, and beliefs.

I say don’t change your values to suit the parties you have traditionally voted for. Change your vote, MAKE THE SWITCH TO 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 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.