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Happy International Day of World's Indigenous Peoples
Ógra Aontú want to wish everyone a very happy International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.   Speaking today, spokesperson for the group, Gráinne Nic Philib, said: "This is a very important [...]

By Aontú Press | 9 August, 2022

"The Irish Language Opens Doors" - Ógra Aontú
As Seachtain na Gaeilge draws to a close, Ógra Aontú representative and Irish Language advocate, Gráinne Nic Philib reflects on how the Irish language has opened endless doors over the [...]

By Aontú Press | 15 March, 2021

"Churches are safe: Time to end the Mass Ban" - Ógra Aontú
Ógra Aontú have called for restrictions around religious ceremonies to be eased. Chairperson Jason Conroy said: “A big section of the Irish population consider public worship essential” “The government’s policy of banning [...]

By Aontú Press | 15 March, 2021

Ógra Aontú message on International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
Ógra Aontú wishes to affirm International Day of Zero tolerance to FGM 2021. Spokesperson for the group and PRO/Treasurer of Aontú Louth, Zoe Chitare, said: "The Criminal Justice Act 2012 makes [...]

By Aontú Press | 8 February, 2021

"Pre-recorded lectures are no substitute for live classes" - Ógra Aontú
Ógra Aontú have expressed their concern that many students are being presented with pre recorded lectures as opposed to live classes. Spokesperson for the group, Becky Kealy, said: "Everyone is struggling with [...]

By Aontú Press | 8 February, 2021

"Government must decide what is happening with Leaving Cert students" - Ógra Aontú
Ógra Aontú have called for clarity from the government regarding this year's Leaving Cert students. Spokesperson for the group, Gráinne Nic Philib said: "As a teacher myself I know the extreme [...]

By Aontú Press | 19 January, 2021

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.