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Whelan Seeking Solution to Obelisk Bridge Closure
Aontú representative for the Laytown Bettystown electoral area, Peter Whelan, has proposed a solution to address residents' concerns with the proposed temporary closure of the Obelisk bridge in the area. Mr Whelan: "I [...]

By Aontú Press | 29 June, 2023

Woman who Alleged Misreading of Cervical Check Slides Dies. HSE and Labs behaviour branded 'appalling'
The Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín TD has hit out at the government and HSE over their handling of the Cervical Check scandal, after the High Court was today told that [...]

By Aontú Press | 13 June, 2023

“Now is not the time to increase Toll costs!” – Tóibín
The leader of Aontú, Peadar Tóibín TD, has condemned the government’s decision to increase toll costs across the country next month. He has hit out at former Minister Padraig Flynn [...]

By Aontú Press | 7 June, 2023

"Bed Cuts at Daisy Hill Spells Disaster for Patients and the Future of our Hospital" - Loughran
Aontú representative in Newry, and Paediatric A&E nurse, Sharon Loughran, has expressed her 'deep concern' over the future of Daisy Hill Hospital, after the Southern Trust announced a near 60% [...]

By Aontú Press | 6 June, 2023

Where Will Nursing Home Residents Go as Nursing Homes Leave Fair Deal - Tóibín
Speaking in the Dáil on the crisis enveloping the Nursing Home Sector, Aontú leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín stated; “There is a massive crisis emerging in the nursing home [...]

By Aontú Press | 2 June, 2023

The Abortion Review is Full of Discrepancies and Research Key Gaps -Tóibín
Aontú Leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has called for the Government to constitute a full specific Oireachtas Committee to analyse the Abortion Review. An Teachta Tóibín stated:   “We are [...]

By Aontú Press | 31 May, 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.