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Aontú Deputy Leader Gemma Brolly Meets Commissioner for Children and Young People over Special Education Needs Shortfalls
The Aontú deputy leader Gemma Brolly has met with the chief executive of NICCY to discuss options in addressing the failure of the state to facilitate the needs of our [...]

By Aontú Press | 6 September, 2023

Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín TD has welcomed news retained firefighters have accepted a WRC proposal that will mean improved pay for workers who put their lives at risk for their [...]

By Aontú Press | 5 September, 2023

Tánaiste Must Become Proactive on Policing Reform as the PSNI goes into Melt Down. – Tóibín
Aontú leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has called on the Tánaiste Mícheal Martin to stop standing idly by as the PSNI goes into meltdown in the north of [...]

By Aontú Press | 4 September, 2023

Sign the Aontú petition to stop the NCT going cashless!
I the undersigned call on the NCT to reverse their decision to operate cashless. The NCT is a state service delivered on contract by a private company. It is a [...]

By Aontú Press | 24 August, 2023

Government Must Not Further Jack Up Cost of Energy With Biogas Levy - Tóibín
Aontú Leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has called on the government to categorically guarantee that citizens will not be made pay for the development of a new biogas [...]

By Aontú Press | 22 August, 2023

Aontú Leader Peadar Toíbín TD has described the move by NCT to move to a cashless only payment for services as 'a terrible decison that must be reversed'." Speaking today, the [...]

By Aontú Press | 22 August, 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.