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Denise Mullen
Denise Mullen was born and educated in South Tyrone, during the early troubles, Denise’s Father Denis was brutally murdered by Loyalist assassins, these assassins were facilitated and directed by sinister elements within the police and army. Denise has fought a [...]

By Aontú Press | 20 May, 2021

Emmet Doyle
Emmet Doyle is the Aontú councillor for Ballyarnett on Derry City and Strabane District Council. Emmet was brought up in Creggan and the Bogside and became a community activist at an early age, serving on Derry City Shadow Council and then [...]

By Aontú Press | 20 May, 2021

Gemma Brolly
Gemma is mother of four children, an Irish Medium teacher and wife of a local farmer from Ballerin,Co. Derry.  She believes strongly in life from ‘womb to tomb’ and protecting the right to life and all rights within each life. [...]

By Aontú Press | 30 November, 2021

Gerard Herdman
Gerard Herdman is a native of West Belfast. He has four children and four grandchildren  and currently works as a plumbing tutor. Having lived in the area through the dark days of the troubles he is well aware of how [...]

By Aontú Press | 6 January, 2022

Alixandra Halliday
Alixandra Halliday is a mother of three, graduate of the North West Regional College and halds a Honours BA degree from the University of Ulster. She has worked in the retail sector and hospitality sector – giving her first-hand insight [...]

By Aontú Press | 28 March, 2022

Aidan Gribbin
Aidan Gribbin is a father and community activist. He is a solicitor and accomplished Irish Traditional fiddle player, deeply involved in his local Comhaltas branch. He is also a strong advocate for the passing on of Irish musical and cultural [...]

By Aontú Press | 28 March, 2022

James Hope
James Hope is a teacher and human rights activist who lives in Tyrone. A former Student Union President and member of the Green Party, James joined the Aontú political movement to inject change into Irish politics across the 32 counties. [...]

By Aontú Press | 28 March, 2022

Róisín Bennett
Roisín has been a community activist all of her life. She is a Wife and a Mother  who has lived in Antrim for over 30 years, since she moved from her childhood county of Derry. Throughout her life, she has [...]

By Aontú Press | 28 March, 2022

Rosemary McGlone
A nationalist and human rights activist. Rosemary McGlone is a teacher in a Secondary School in Belfast and a mother to four young children. Like many Nationalists, Rosemary felt no longer represented by SF or the SDLP.  Rather than let [...]

By Aontú Press | 28 March, 2022

Daniel Connolly
Daniel Connolly, a native of Keady, Co Armagh, is a primary school teacher, husband and father of one, who is determined to stand up for the issues that matter to our communities - from childcare, to education, to cost of [...]

By Aontú Press | 28 March, 2022

Luke McCann
Luke is a proud South Belfast man who attended Rathmore Grammar School and Queens University Belfast. A playing member of St. Brigid’s GAC, Luke is involved with a number of local community and youth groups and has volunteered with Habitat for [...]

By Aontú Press | 5 April, 2022

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 a half a 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.