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Support for the Referendum is Falling as People Find Out What They Are About. – Tóibín
Aontú Leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has refuted claims by Minister Roderic O’Gorman that No campaigners are sowing uncertainty. An Teachta Tóibín stated:   “The government are the authors of [...]

By Aontú Press | 4 March, 2024

"Urgent Need for Independent Review of Tusla's Special Emergency Accommodation Needed" - Tóibín
The Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín TD has called for an urgent review of Special Emergency Accommodation for children in State care. It follows a report in today's Irish times that [...]

By Aontú Press | 28 February, 2024

The massive increase in drugs being channeled from Irish waters into mainland Europe once again shows up the vulnerability of our coastline due to the gutting of our Naval service.   That’s [...]

By Aontú Press | 28 February, 2024

The Defence Forces Abuse Inquiry Has Fatal Deficiencies. – Tóibín
I want to first of all pay tribute to the Women of Honour who courageously brought to light the shockingly litany of abuse and bullying that has been experienced by [...]

By Aontú Press | 25 January, 2024

‘Access to Cash Bill’ a Vital Step to Financial Inclusion – Murphy
Aontú MEP candidate for Ireland South, Patrick Murphy, has welcomed the proposed Access to Cash Bill being brought to Cabinet by Minister for Finance Michael McGrath, which will see cash [...]

By Aontú Press | 25 January, 2024

"TV Presenter's Remark about Wheelchair Users Unacceptable" - Ógra Aontú
Ógra Aontú has condemned a remark made by RTE's Kathryn Thomas after she implied in a Newstalk interview last week that life may not be worth living for people in [...]

By Aontú Press | 19 January, 2024

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.