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Mary T Sweeney

COMMUNITY HOSPITALS • MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES • RATES BASED ON PROFIT MARGIN • CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION FOR TEACHERS & HEALTH PROFESSIONALS • PARENTS DECIDE SEX-ED IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS • TOLERANCE FOR FAITH IN SCHOOLS • TRAINING & APPRENTICESHIPS • HELP FOR YOUNG DRIVERS • PROPER MICA REDRESS • PRO-LIFE ACTIVIST

Mary T Sweeney is a native of Oldtown, Letterkenny. She was the first female auctioneer in Donegal and was well known at The Bonagee Auctions /Mart and beyond. She lectured for 18 years in Art & Design.

Mary is married to John and they have three children. Mary T has an unparalleled record as a hardworking community activist and over the years has been known for fundraising for the Friends of Letterkenny Hospital, as a volunteer worker in the Adult Literacy Programme, a cofounder of the Letterkenny & Drumkeen Environment Group that opposed the Corravaddy Super Dump and  promoted a recycling programme for Donegal County Council. She has also played a key role in Donegal Pro-Life in achieving the No vote in Donegal in the abortion referendum.

Mary T has the know-how, the energy and the passion to serve the needs and concerns of the community, both Urban and Rural. With fresh thinking and enthusiasm, she will do her utmost to represent all the electorate in the Council Chamber.

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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