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Ógra Aontú: Consent Workshops Should Be Mandatory For All Students
Ógra Aontú have called for the implementation of mandatory consent workshops for all students in third level education. Spokesperson for the group, Bernadette Harkin said: "The results of the survey published by [...]

By Aontú Press | 22 June, 2020

Ógra Aontú: Global Firms need to follow up Talk on Child Slavery with Action
Ben Conroy, Caithaoirleach of Ógra Aontú, has called on companies operating in Ireland to end the use of child labour in their supply chains. Speaking on the International Day Against Child [...]

By Aontú Press | 18 June, 2020

Ógra Aontú: Secretary of Ógra Aontú writes to Minister for Education regarding SUSI concerns
Dáire Tully, the secretary of Ógra Aontú has today written to the Minister for Education, Joe McHugh, with a number of concerns about the SUSI grant.     In his email, Dáire asked [...]

By Aontú Press | 12 June, 2020

Youth Wing of Aontú Movement launched Over Zoom
Aontú, a new all-Ireland political party set up by Peadar Tóibín have this week launched their youth branch - Ógra Aontú - over a number of zoom calls due to [...]

By Aontú Press | 1 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.