“I joined Aontú because rural Ireland has been left behind for too long by successive governments. At a time when Fianna Fáil were propping up a Fine Gael government through their confidence and supply agreement, Peadar Tóibín, for me, represented one of the strongest voices in the opposition benches. No other political party, in my view, fights for the equality of everyone, regardless of where they are on this island, with as much passion and sincerity as Aontú”.
Luke-Peter Silke, from north Galway, is the Public Relations Officer of Ógra Aontú. He is a published author and currently studying a BA in Creative Writing at NUI Galway.