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"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

"Serious lack of clarity around 50 million student support fund" - Ógra Aontú
Ógra Aontú have called on the Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris to offer more clarity regarding the 50 million student support fund which has been announced for the second [...]

By Aontú Press | 19 November, 2020

“Victims of domestic violence do not have to obey 5km restrictions” – Ógra Aontú
Ógra Aontú have today moved to remind people that anyone who is a victim of domestic violence is exempt from the ‘stay at home’ restrictions and guidelines. Spokesperson for Ógra Aontú, [...]

By Aontú Press | 11 November, 2020

“Minister’s attitude to Mother and Baby Homes debate was an insult to democracy” – Ógra Aontú
Ógra Aontú have expressed their disgust that the government have voted to seal the Mother and Baby Homes records for thirty years. Spokesperson for the group, Luke-Peter Silke, said: “As someone [...]

By Aontú Press | 28 October, 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 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.