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Peter Whelan

Laytown-Bettystown LEA - Meath County Council

Peter whelan is the Aontú representative for the Laytown Bettystown electoral area in Meath east. Peter lives on a farm just outside Slane where he and his wife Susan run a free range pig farm, The Whole Hoggs. Peter is passionate about the community in which he resides. He wants to preserve the rural way of life, which many farm families like himself feel is under threat.

He works tirelessly for the vulnerable in society, helping people to achieve a better quality of life. Peter like all Aontú representatives believes in enforcing our constitution which says we should "cherish all of our country’s children equally". Peter can be contacted by mobile on 0879419866 or email

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Phone: 0879419866

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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.