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"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

"SUSI funding announcement welcome but clarity needed" - Ógra Aontú
Ógra Aontú have welcomed the announcement by Higher Education Minister Simon Harris of a fifty million one-off hardship fund for third level students, but they say clarity is needed around [...]

By Aontú Press | 14 October, 2020

“Students left in dark regarding lecture times” – Ógra Aontú
Ógra Aontú have today called on the Minister for Higher Education, Simon Harris, to ensure that third level institutions around the country provide clarity with regards to lecture times and [...]

By Aontú Press | 23 September, 2020

Ógra Aontú Statement on Murder of Homeless Man
Ógra Aontú have expressed their shock at the murder of a homeless man in Dublin this week. Spokesperson for the group Luke-Peter Silke said: “We in Ógra Aontú have been highlighting [...]

By Aontú Press | 16 September, 2020

Ógra Aontú call on the Health Minister to address concerns about home abortions
Ógra Aontú have today called on the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, to put an end to the practice of 'telemedicine abortions'. Spokesperson for the group, Bernadette Harkin said: "Last month an [...]

By Aontú Press | 9 September, 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.