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8pm Hospitality Restriction Should Go Now -Tóibín
8pm Hospitality Restriction Should Go Now.  -Tóibín   Aontú leader and Meath West TD has called for the 8pm Hospitality Restriction to end now. He stated;   “The cost of restrictions are massive and [...]

By Aontú Press | 20 January, 2022

Good Friday Agreement Committee Calls on each other Dáil Committee to Allow Northern Representation
The Good Friday Agreement Committee in the Oireachtas is to write to each of the other Oireachtas Committees to request that they allow elected MPs from the North of Ireland [...]

By Aontú Press | 20 January, 2022

Not Enough Being Done By The Government To Bring Richard O’Halloran Home
Addressing the Taoiseach today, Aontú Leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín sharply criticised the Taoiseach and Simon Coveney for not doing enough to bring Richard O’Halloran home to his [...]

By Aontú Press | 19 January, 2022

Minister Simon Coveney Must Come Before Dáil Over DFA Champagne Bash
Addressing the Taoiseach in the Dáil today, Aontú Leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín called for Minister Simon Coveney to appear before the Dáil and be questioned over his [...]

By Aontú Press | 19 January, 2022

Cllr Emmet Doyle: Irish Students Rendered Ineligible for Medical Internships by HSE
Responding to worrying reports of HSE barring Irish students from the north of Ireland from Medical Internships, Aontú Cllr for Derry & Candidate for the Foyle Constituency, Emmet Doyle, has [...]

By Aontú Press | 19 January, 2022

GEMMA BROLLY:Ombudsman Report Welcome, But Still Long A Long Road To Go For Justice
The Aontú Representative for East Derry, Gemma Brolly, has welcomed the publication of the Ombudsman report into the RUC's handling of paramilitary attacks by the UDA / UFF between 1989 [...]

By Aontú Press | 17 January, 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.