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Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín TD has described the removal of social welfare benefit from striking retained firefighters as 'abhorrent' and demanded the Department for Social Protection reinstate payments immediately The Meath [...]

By Aontú Press | 8 August, 2023

New Figures Show Massive Increase in Farm Fertiliser Costs
The Aontú leader, Peadar Tóibín TD, has said that farmers must be a priority in the upcoming budget. He was speaking after new figures released to him following a parliamentary [...]

By Aontú Press | 7 August, 2023

Carlow Lady Joins Political Party in Bid to Campaign for Additional Neurologists for Carlow-Kilkenny Region
A Carlow lady living with Multiple Sclerosis has joined a political party for the first time in her life, saying that she is so frustrated and frightened by what she [...]

By Aontú Press | 7 August, 2023

Aontú Newry Rep Targeted with July 12th Arson Attack in the Middle of the Night.
  At 3am last night Sharon Loughran awoke with to the smell of smoke and the sound of her car in flames. Speaking in relations to the terrifying situation Sharon stated:   “I [...]

By Aontú Press | 12 July, 2023

"Tone Deaf - Car Manufacturer Announces RTE Celebrity as Brand Ambassador Mid-Scandal" - Tóibín
    The Aontú leader has hit out at RTE stars whom he labelled 'Tone Deaf' in their reaction to the recent controversy in the State Broadcaster.   Speaking today, Deputy Tóibín said: "I [...]

By Aontú Press | 10 July, 2023

"More Serious Deterrent Needed for those in An Bord Pleanála who abuse their positions" - O'Reilly
Aontú Councillor, Sarah O'Reilly, has called for a 'more serious deterrent' to prevent people in positions of authority within the planning system from abusing their power. She was speaking after [...]

By Aontú Press | 7 July, 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.