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By our silence on Uyghur genocide in China, we are complicit – Tóibín
Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín TD today attended a protest outside the Chinese Embassy about the Chinese government’s treatment of the Uyghur Muslim population. Deputy Tóibín said: “I was very happy to attend [...]

By Aontú Press | 25 September, 2020

THATSFARMING.COM: TD proposes how farmers can increase incomes by up to €6,000/year
Read Original Article at Farmers are “hammered” owing to low incomes, but they are “ideally placed to produce electricity” as a crop either through small-scale wind, solar or bio-digestion, according [...]

By Aontú Press | 22 September, 2020

MEATH CHRONICLE: Only one testing centre in Meath
Read original article at Suspected Covid 19 patients in Meath have to travel to Slane to get tested. According to Deputy Peadar Tóibín this means that patients from as far away [...]

By Aontú Press | 21 September, 2020

MIDWEST RADIO: Mayo Aontu member hits out at the Taoiseach for comments he made in the Dáil
Read Original Article - An Aontú representative for Mayo, has hit out at Taoiseach Micheál Martin over remarks he made in the Dáil regarding the EU cross border directive. Paul Lawless [...]

By Aontú Press | 21 September, 2020

THEADVERTISER.IE: Taoiseach’s response to cross-border directive question a slap in the face to those I bring to Belfast for cataract procedures” – Lawless
Read more at Aontú representative for Mayo, Paul Lawless, has hit out at Taoiseach Micheál Martin over remarks he made in the Dáil on Wednesday regarding the EU cross border [...]

By Aontú Press | 21 September, 2020

RTE NEWS: Unprecedented spike in Dublin homeless deaths in 2020
Read more at There has been an "unprecedented spike" in the number of homeless people who have died in Dublin this year, according to a report by the Dublin Regional [...]

By Aontú Press | 21 September, 2020

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.