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Peter Devin

Kells LEA - Meath County Council

As a secondary school teacher and a small farmer, Peter Devin is very aware of the struggles for young people and farmers in Ireland at the present time.

Peter is fifty years old and is married with two children. He was born in Kells and now lives in Moynalty. He was always interested in politics but got actively involved when Aontú was founded over four years ago.

He felt that finally there was a party he could get behind, as Aontu stands up for the ignored and disenfranchised in society and it speaks common sense instead of political posturing.

Contact details

Phone: 086 867 6664

Peter's Local Election Leaflet

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.