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Ógra Aontú New Committee Formed With Dean Céitinn as Chair
Ógra Aontú held its AGM in recent weeks in Dublin. Our event was very well attended and it is clear there is appetite for our policies of life, unity and [...]

By Aontú Press | 9 November, 2023

Cervical Cancer Scandal in North Raises Questions Over Our Reviews in South - Tóibín
The Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín TD has said that the emerging scandal in relation to cervical screening in the North, raises significant question marks over the government and HSE's attitudes [...]

By Aontú Press | 8 November, 2023

Number of People Getting Green Cert Agricultural Qualification Takes Post Pandemic Dip - Tóibín
According to data released to the Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín TD, following a Parliamentary Question, the number of Teagasc graduates attaining trained farmer status has taken a dip since the [...]

By Aontú Press | 8 November, 2023

LOUGHRAN: QUESTIONS TO BE ASKED OVER NEWRY FLOOD DEFENCES
The Aontú representative for Newry, Sharon Loughran, has expressed her concern for those homes and businesses affected today by flooding in the area. Speaking today, Ms Loughran said: The Clanrye burst its [...]

By Aontú Press | 2 November, 2023

Coalition Cripple Commuters with Carbon Tax Cost Increase - Tóibín
The Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín TD has condemned the government’s budget. He stated:   “The government is speaking in measured tones sympathising with struggling and impoverished citizens, while at the same time [...]

By Aontú Press | 13 October, 2023

Keynote Speech by Peadar Tóibín at the Aontú Ard Fheis.
Ireland is at a crossroads. The choices we make over the next number of elections will determine the shape Ireland will exist in the coming years. From the direction of [...]

By Aontú Press | 12 October, 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.




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