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Mick Hammond

I am a Health Care Assistant in the pharmacy department in the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire, which I am also a Trade Union activist. I have been active in my community for years and I feel that while the powers of Local Authorities are limited, they can still do a lot for local neighbourhoods. I feel that DLRCC should be fighting for more resources to provide more local authority housing. I also feel that there should be a joined up plan with the other Dublin and neighbouring local authorities to deal with traffic congestion. Its also important for the maintenance of parks and sports pitches.

On a national level as a committed Irish Republican I believe in Irish unification and call on the British government to start discussions with the political parties north and south for a Border poll. My other national interests include mental health, disabled rights and addiction through gambling, drugs and alcohol.

A major scandal is that their is no gambling regulator and people are walking around with pocket gaming arcades in their pockets - their mobile phones.

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Phone: 087 218 9831

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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.