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Navan Hospital Campaign to Picket HSE Head Office over “Sham Review” – Tóibín
The Save Navan Hospital Campaign is to Picket HSE Head Office from Friday the 14th of October. The announcement was made by Cathaoirleach of the Save Navan Hospital Campaign today [...]

By Aontú Press | 30 September, 2022

Number of Gardaí Hardly Improved at All in 6 Years and Many Counties in Crisis – Tóibín
In a response to a Parliamentary Question submitted by Aontú Leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín the Minister for Justice has provided figures that show a “low numbers of [...]

By Aontú Press | 28 September, 2022

Government Budget a Three Card Trick for Many– Tóibín
Speaking in the Dáil today in response to the Government’s Budget Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín stated;   “This budget contains significant financial figures and many income initiatives that at first sight seem [...]

By Aontú Press | 28 September, 2022

“Urgent Action Needed at Council Level to Help People Without Heat This Winter’ – Kieran McCausland
Aontú representative for Upper Bann, Kieran McCausland, has echoed calls by Aontú Cllr Emmet Doyle for a council initiative to help people in the community who will be struggling to [...]

By Aontú Press | 27 September, 2022

Budget 2023 Does Not Fix the Key Structural Problems At the Heart of the Cost of Living Crisis -Tóibín
Speaking in advance of Budget 2023 Aontú Leader and Meath West Peadar Tóibín stated; “Budget 2023 has been well leaked in advance and it raises a number of serious questions for [...]

By Aontú Press | 27 September, 2022

Budget 2023 Must Focus on Those Who Need Help – Pre Budget Submission - Aontú
Speaking after the publication of the Aontú Pre Budget Submission, Aontú Leader and Meath West TD stated; “Budget 2023 must focus on those who need help the most. The Cost of [...]

By Aontú Press | 27 September, 2022

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.