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“British Court of Appeal Permits Abortion Up Until Birth on Grounds of Down Syndrome For North of Ireland” – Cllr Doyle
Aontú Cllr Emmet Doyle has criticised the decision of the British Court of Appeal to allow abortion on the grounds of down syndrome. Speaking today, Cllr Doyle said “It’s heart-breaking to [...]

By Aontú Press | 29 November, 2022

"Ireland Must Use Seat On UN Security Council to Condemn Human Rights Abuses in Qatar" - Silke
The Aontú spokesperson for Children and Equality, Luke Silke, has called on the Department of Foreign Affairs to 'leave no stone unturned' in investigating the Human Rights abuses in Qatar. Speaking [...]

By Aontú Press | 28 November, 2022

Sexual Abuse of Children by Children Increasing While Government do Nothing About Pornography” – Tóibín
Please see link to the Aontú Protection of Children (Online Pornographic Material) Bill 2020 Bill Welcoming the recent research from Women’s Aid on the prevalence Pornography especially amongst the young, [...]

By Aontú Press | 25 November, 2022

“Minister for Enterprise Has Met with Zero Tech Sector Companies About Job Losses” – Tóibín
NB Please see attached PQ response from the Minister Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín has reacted to a PQ released to Aontú showing that the Minister for Enterprise has not met any [...]

By Aontú Press | 24 November, 2022

Aontú Puppy Farm Bill Reaches 2nd Stage in the Dáil Today.
Speaking in advance of the 2nd stage Dáil debate on the Dog Breeding Establishments (Amendment) Bill 2021 or Aontú Puppy Farm Bill today. Aontú Leader and Meath West TD, Peadar Tóibín [...]

By Aontú Press | 24 November, 2022

Minister must Consult with Residents Regarding Refugees – Tóibín
Aontú Leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has called on Minister Roderic O’Gorman to engage and consult with local communities when locating refugees and asylum seekers. He stated; “The vast [...]

By Aontú Press | 23 November, 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 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.