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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

SUSI process meaner and tighter this year than ever before
Secretary of Ógra Aontú, Dáire Tully Ógra Aontú have said that the Department of Education’s SUSI grant scheme is increasingly unfit for purpose, as inconsistencies in grant approval continue to mount [...]

By Aontú Press | 31 August, 2020

Goverments Department Reshuffles Lack Rhyme or Reason
Ben Conroy, Cathoirleach of Ógra Aontú, asks whether the government's re-organisation of departments makes sense. Who’s taking which job in the new government has as usual been a subject of careful [...]

By Aontú Press | 20 August, 2020

Ógra Aontú: Ireland must take stand against Chinese governments "demographic genocide" against the Uyghur Muslim population
Ógra Aontú have called on the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs to condemn the horrors being inflicted on the Uyghur Muslim population by the Chinese government. Speaking today, [...]

By Aontú Press | 31 July, 2020

Ógra Aontú statement in response to news that five homeless people died in Dublin in the past seven days
Ógra Aontú have issued a series of letters today, as part of their response to the news that five homeless people died in Dublin over the course of the past [...]

By Aontú Press | 29 July, 2020

Ógra Aontú writes to leaders of FG, FF and Greens urging them to oppose the abolition of the DCYA
Luke-Peter Silke, PRO of Ógra Aontú has, this evening, written to the leaders of the three political parties engaged in government formation warning against the abolition of the Department of [...]

By Aontú Press | 22 June, 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.