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Minister Paschal Donohoe Refuses to Answer Questions About Stone’s Contracts
Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín TD questioned the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform today in the Dáil about the need for transparency in the democratic process. An Teachta Tóibín stated: “Transparent [...]

By Aontú Press | 24 January, 2023

Aontú Submit Bill for Minimum Custodial Sentence for Assaulting a Garda or Health and Emergency Service Worker.
Aontú leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has submitted a new Bill to the Dail that if enacted would provide for a minimum custodial sentence for those who physically [...]

By Aontú Press | 24 January, 2023

Aontú Selects Liam McElhinney To Contest Benbradagh DEA in the Upcoming Local Election
Aontú have selected Liam McElhinney to contest the Benbradagh DEA in the upcoming Local Election.    Announcing his candidacy today, Mr McElhinney said: “I’m honoured to have been chosen to contest this upcoming local election. Working both [...]

By Aontú Press | 23 January, 2023

Aontú Selects Rosemary McGlone To Contest Slieve Croob DEA
Aontú have selected Rosemary McGlone to contest the Slieve Croob DEA in the upcoming Local Election. Rosemary is a teacher in Belfast. She lives in Finnis, Dromara. Announcing her candidacy [...]

By Aontú Press | 23 January, 2023

17 A&E Protests to Take Place Outside Hospitals This Saturday
Speaking to the Tánaiste Mícheal Martin on the floor of the Dáil today, Cathaoirleach of the Save Navan Hospital Campaign Peadar Tóibín TD announced that there will be 17 protests [...]

By Aontú Press | 19 January, 2023

Gerard Herdman Selected To Contest the Black Mountain DEA in West Belfast for Aontú
Aontú have selected Gerard Herdman to contest the Black Mountain DEA in the upcoming Local Election. A native of West Belfast, Gerard currently works as a plumbing tutor.   Speaking after his [...]

By Aontú Press | 18 January, 2023

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.