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"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

"North - South Cooperation Pivotal in Fight Against Covid" - Ógra Aontú
Ógra Aontú have said that cooperation between the Assembly and the Oireachtas is vital in the fight against Covid-19. Bernadette Harkin, the group's spokesperson for the six counties, said: "The virus [...]

By Aontú Press | 28 October, 2020

"Terminally ill people struggle to get medical cards as TDs rush through euthanasia/ assisted suicide legislation" - Ógra Aontú
Ógra Aontú have expressed their dismay at the fact that there is no mention of medical card reform for terminally ill patients in #Budget2021. Spokesperson for Ógra Aontú, Becky Kealy, said: "Last [...]

By Aontú Press | 14 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 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.