Ógra Aontú

Ógra Aontú is the youth wing of Aontú, for members under 27. The organisation was founded in May 2020 as a way for the young people of Ireland to get involved with campaigning and advocating for Aontú’s priorities of life, unity, and economic justice.

Our short-term aims are to set up both county and college cumanns throughout the island of Ireland. If you’re a student interested in getting involved in Ógra in your college, or you want to get involved at the county level, please get in touch with us via email at ogra@aontu.ie, on Facebook, or on Twitter @ogra_aontu.

Ógra Aontú Representatives

Ben Conroy
Ben Conroy

“I joined Aontú because I believe in a politics of equality and human rights – and Aontú is the only party in the country pursuing that vision consistently, in a way that includes everyone. It’s as simple as that.”

Ben is the Cathaorlach of Ogra Aontu. He studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Oxford University, where he was Co-President of Oxford Students for Life, and did an MA in Philosophy at University College Dublin.

Daire Tully
Dáire Tully

“In 2018, I left Fianna Fáil. Fianna Fáíl stopped supporting the right to life, stopped listening to its members, left republicanism behind and have continued to put Fine Gael back in government. Aontú is a party that respects the right to life, believes in a United Ireland. The party also believes in an economically just society. A society that would be impossible while Fine Gael are in government.”

Dáire Tully is the Secretary of Ógra Aontú. He is a former chairperson of the Fianna Fáil cumann in Trinity and is currently reading for a Masters in Medieval Studies in Trinity College Dublin.

Luke Peter Silke
Luke-Peter Silke

“I joined Aontú because rural Ireland has been left behind for too long by successive governments. At a time when Fianna Fáil were propping up a Fine Gael government through their confidence and supply agreement, Peadar Tóibín, for me, represented one of the strongest voices in the opposition benches. No other political party, in my view, fights for the equality of everyone, regardless of where they are on this island, with as much passion and sincerity as Aontú”.

Luke-Peter Silke, from north Galway, is the Public Relations Officer of Ógra Aontú. He is a published author and currently studying a BA in Creative Writing at NUI Galway.

Ógra Aontú

Ben Conroy
Ben Conroy

“I joined Aontú because I believe in a politics of equality and human rights – and Aontú is the only party in the country pursuing that vision consistently, in a way that includes everyone. It’s as simple as that.”

Ben is the Cathaorlach of Ogra Aontu. He studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Oxford University, where he was Co-President of Oxford Students for Life, and did an MA in Philosophy at University College Dublin.

Daire Tully
Daire Tully

“In 2018, I left Fianna Fáil. Fianna Fáíl stopped supporting the right to life, stopped listening to its members, left republicanism behind and have continued to put Fine Gael back in government. Aontú is a party that respects the right to life, believes in a United Ireland. The party also believes in an economically just society. A society that would be impossible while Fine Gael are in government.”

Dáire Tully is the Secretary of Ógra Aontú. He is a former chairperson of the Fianna Fáil cumann in Trinity and is currently reading for a Masters in Medieval Studies in Trinity College Dublin.

Luke Peter Silke
Luke Peter Silke

“I joined Aontú because rural Ireland has been left behind for too long by successive governments. At a time when Fianna Fáil were propping up a Fine Gael government through their confidence and supply agreement, Peadar Tóibín, for me, represented one of the strongest voices in the opposition benches. No other political party, in my view, fights for the equality of everyone, regardless of where they are on this island, with as much passion and sincerity as Aontú”.

Luke-Peter Silke, from north Galway, is the Public Relations Officer of Ógra Aontú. He is a published author and currently studying a BA in Creative Writing at NUI Galway.