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"Only 392 Homeowners Apply for Vacant Properties Refurbishment Grant - Government Need to Broaden the Criteria" - Tóibín
According to data released to the Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín TD, some 392 applications have been made for the Vacant Properties Refurbishment Grant. Speaking today, the Meath West TD said [...]

By Aontú Press | 22 November, 2022

“Government Erasing the Word Garda from GSOC Replacement Name ” – Tóibín
Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín has criticised the decision to change the name of GSOC to the Office of the Police Ombudsman. Speaking today, Peadar Tóibín said “It’s very disappointing to see [...]

By Aontú Press | 22 November, 2022

Aontú Submit Bill for Minimum Custodial Sentence for Assaulting a Garda or Health and Emergency Service Worker. – Tóibín
Aontú leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has submitted a new Bill to the Dail that if enacted would provide for a minimum custodial sentence for those who physically [...]

By Aontú Press | 22 November, 2022

“Government Must Increase Funding to Legal Aid Scheme” – Tóibín
Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín has criticised poor Government investment into the Legal Aid Scheme. Speaking today, Peadar Tóibín said “Access to representation is essential to justice under a fair legal system. [...]

By Aontú Press | 22 November, 2022

"Aontú calls for urgent help for unpaid carers." - Mc Causland
Speaking today, the Aontú representative for Upper Bann, Kieran Mc Causland, said “The plight of unpaid carers has largely gone unremarked. Yet, they provide a service that would cost the [...]

By Aontú Press | 22 November, 2022

No Individual Minister for Justice is a Mistake as 2,411 Gardaí Attacked – Tóibín
Speaking at after news emerged of two Gardaí being assaulted overnight, Aontú Leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has stated that the decision by the government not to provide [...]

By Aontú Press | 21 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.