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The Defence Forces Abuse Inquiry Has Fatal Deficiencies. – Tóibín
I want to first of all pay tribute to the Women of Honour who courageously brought to light the shockingly litany of abuse and bullying that has been experienced by [...]

By Aontú Press | 25 January, 2024

‘Access to Cash Bill’ a Vital Step to Financial Inclusion – Murphy
Aontú MEP candidate for Ireland South, Patrick Murphy, has welcomed the proposed Access to Cash Bill being brought to Cabinet by Minister for Finance Michael McGrath, which will see cash [...]

By Aontú Press | 25 January, 2024

"TV Presenter's Remark about Wheelchair Users Unacceptable" - Ógra Aontú
Ógra Aontú has condemned a remark made by RTE's Kathryn Thomas after she implied in a Newstalk interview last week that life may not be worth living for people in [...]

By Aontú Press | 19 January, 2024

The State Has Become Tolerant of Homeless Deaths - Tóibín
Aontú Leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has offered his deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the man found dead on St Andrew’s Street in Dublin yesterday. [...]

By Aontú Press | 10 January, 2024

Whelan criticises standards of water treatment plants
In a statement,  Peter Whelan, the Aontú representative for the Laytown-Bettystown electoral area in east Meath said: I was very much involved in a campaign in county Meath in the past [...]

By Aontú Press | 2 January, 2024

Irish boats are on the verge of extinction in Irish waters – Murphy
Aontú European candidate for Ireland South Patrick Murphy, has again raised the real prospect of Irish waters no longer being fished by Irish boats leading into 2024.  Ireland has lost [...]

By Aontú Press | 20 December, 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.