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NORTHERN SOUND: Cavan councillor”hopeful” that supports can be found to save Bailieborough Swimming Pool
Listen back - https://www.northernsound.ie/cavan-councillorhopeful-supports-can-found-save-bailieborough-swimming-pool/ A Cavan councillor is “hopeful” that supports can be found to save Bailieborough Swimming Pool. Aontu’s Sarah O’Reilly brought a motion to the most recent Cavan County Council [...]

By Aontú Press | 17 September, 2020

AGRILAND: Aontú bill on ‘below cost’ sale of beef moves through Dáil
Link to the original article - https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/aontu-bill-on-below-cost-sale-of-beef-moves-through-dail/ Draft legislation on preventing the below cost sale of beef has made it through its first stage in the Dáil today . Aontú leader and [...]

By Aontú Press | 17 September, 2020

NEWSTALK: Peadar Tóibín on his skin cancer scare
Listen here - https://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/highlights-from-lunchtime-live/peadar-toibin-skin-cancer-scare [...]

By Aontú Press | 17 September, 2020

GRIPT: ‘Greasy till trumps our Heritage’: Protest as home of 1916 hero O’Rahilly to be demolished
Link to the original article: https://gript.ie/greasy-till-trumps-our-heritage-protest-as-home-of-1916-hero-orahilly-to-be-demolished/ Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has condemned the inaction by the government in relation to the demolishing of the home of the Irish 1916 hero, [...]

By Aontú Press | 17 September, 2020

BLOOMBERG QUINT: Irish Cabinet Self-Isolates as Minister Tested for Virus
Link to the Original Article on Bloomberg: https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/irish-cabinet-self-isolates-as-health-minister-tests-for-virus -- Ireland’s cabinet is self-isolating after the nation’s health minister had to be tested for the coronavirus after becoming unwell. Members of the [...]

By Aontú Press | 17 September, 2020

THATSFARMING.COM: Bill which would scrap 30-month rule moves through Dáil
The Equitable Beef Pricing Bill, if enacted, would ban the below-cost sale of beef, ensuring that farmers make at least a break-even price for their produce, according to Tóibín. A bill, [...]

By Aontú Press | 17 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 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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