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There will Be Deaths as a Result of British Government Slash and Burn Budget – Tóibín
Aontú Leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín raised the impending austerity budget in the north in the Dáil today with the Taoiseach. The discussion took place during the Shared [...]

By Aontú Press | 4 May, 2023

Sinn Féin and Michelle O’Neill are Wrong to attend British King’s Coronation - Tóibín
Aontú leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has criticised Michelle O’Neill on her planned trip to the British King’s coronation in London. “It is expected that the British Parliament will [...]

By Aontú Press | 26 April, 2023

Government Inaction leading to Highest Electricity Prices in Europe and Falling Standards of Living – Tóibín
At Leaders’ Questions today Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín criticised Government inaction which has directly led to Ireland having the highest electricity prices in Europe and falling living standards. He also [...]

By Aontú Press | 25 April, 2023

Seagate Workers Need Defending Now - Cllr Doyle
Aontú Cllr for Ballyarnett Emmet Doyle has called for immediate clarity from Seagate regarding rumours they will make hundreds of workers redundant following a $300m fine for illegal trading practices [...]

By Aontú Press | 25 April, 2023

Unfair that Small Landowners and Farmers are facing Brunt of Residential Zoned Land Tax – Tóibín
Aontú Leader and Meath West TD, Peadar Tóibín, has cautioned against the current framework and implementation of the newly introduced Residential Zoned Land Tax (RZLT).   Speaking today, Deputy Tóibín said: “This piece [...]

By Aontú Press | 25 April, 2023

Protections and Safeguards to get the Abortion Referendum Passed to be Dismantled. – Tóibín
Aontú leader and Meath West TD has criticised the government for “reneging on promises made to the people to get the abortion referendum passed” Deputy Tóibín stated:   “The number of abortions [...]

By Aontú Press | 21 April, 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.