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“Poor Government Planning Means Choice Between Heat Or Food” – Cllr Sarah O'Reilly
Aontú Cllr Sarah O'Reilly has responded to the damning remarks made by the director of ESB International. Speaking today, Cllr O'Reilly said “Ireland is the least prepared country for a coming [...]

By Aontú Press | 11 August, 2022

“Back-To-School Costs Pushing Families Against the Wall” - Mullen
Aontú deputy leader Denise Mullen has said that back to school costs are pushing families against a wall  Speaking today, Cllr. Denise Mullen said “The Stormont politicians are playing games while many families across the North are struggling to get [...]

By Aontú Press | 11 August, 2022

"Mother and Her Child with Downs Syndrome Face Homelessness Due to Council Red Tape" - Sarah Beasley
The secretary of Aontú, and party spokesperson on homelessness, Sarah Beasley, has described as 'absolutely unbelievable', Fingal County Council's decision to stand by and watch as a mother of three [...]

By Aontú Press | 9 August, 2022

“Energy Companies are Continuing to Gouge the Irish People” - Beasley
Aontú Representative Sarah Beasley has criticised the increase in operating profits of Bord Gáis and BP dividend hikes. Speaking today, Beasley said, “Coming into the winter, people are seriously worried about covering their oil and [...]

By Aontú Press | 5 August, 2022

"The Climate Action Bill Paved the Way for Grossly Unfair Penalties" - Cllr Jim Codd
Wexford-based Aontú Councillor, Jim Codd, has said that beef farmers could face more than 20% of a loss in income as a result of our emissions targets. Speaking today, Cllr Codd [...]

By Aontú Press | 5 August, 2022

"We Owe Farmers A Debt of Gratitude - The Demonising Needs To Stop" - Cllr Sarah O'Reilly
Cavan County Councillor, and Aontú Agriculture Spokesperson, Sarah O'Reilly, has condemned the "demonising" of farmers over the past few weeks. Speaking today Cllr O'Reilly said: "It is very frustrating to see [...]

By Aontú Press | 3 August, 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.