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Noreen McEldowney

Noreen lives in Ballinascreen with her husband and three young children. A trainee solicitor, she has worked as a newspaper journalist in Derry and Tyrone. Noreen has a passion for Human Rights law and holds master’s degree in the field. She believes in equality for everyone, from the baby in the womb to the oldest and most vulnerable members of society. An avid GAA supporter, Noreen is extremely proud of her Irish culture and was an active member and player in her local club. She is passionate about safeguarding our beautiful district, which is an area of outstanding beauty and so she is opposed to gold mining in the Sperrins.

Noreen's Leaflet

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.