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"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

"Misinformation from Chinese government must be called out" - Ógra Aontú
Ógra Aontú have hit out at tweets from the Chinese Embassy in the USA which seek to downplay the horrors being inflicted on the Uighur population in Xingang. Chairperson of [...]

By Aontú Press | 19 January, 2021

"Leaking of Mother and Baby Homes report details unacceptable" - Ógra Aontú
Ógra Aontú have hit out at the leaking of details of the mother and baby homes report to a newspaper this morning. Public Relations Officer for Ógra Aontú, Luke Peter Silke [...]

By Aontú Press | 11 January, 2021

Dean Explains Why He Left Fianna Fáil and joined Aontú
"The political landscape of Ireland has changed greatly over the past decades, drifting further from the ideals of the 1916 signatories. Over the last few years I have found myself [...]

By Aontú Press | 19 November, 2020

"Revenge pornography must be made punishable by law" - Ógra Aontú
Ógra Aontú have lended their support to the campaign to make 'revenge porn' punishable by law. Spokesperson for the group, Gráinne Nic Philib, said: "Revenge porn is cruel, disgusting and should [...]

By Aontú Press | 19 November, 2020

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.