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Siobhán McErlean

I am honoured to be your council election candidate for the Dunsilly area. As a mother and Health Visitor, I am an active member of our local community. I currently serve on the committee of our community centre, and I have previously chaired the PTA of our primary school and served as a parent representative on the school’s Board of Governors. As a Health Visitor, I have a deep-rooted passion for improving the health and well-being of our community. I am therefore delighted that Daíthí’s Law is being progressed even in the absence of Stormont. This issue is close to my heart, and my personal commitment to it runs so deep that I became a living donor myself in 2021, donating a kidney. If elected, I promise to bring my dependable, practical, and common-sense approach to continue to work towards improving the health and well-being of our community. I believe that strong representation is essential for a thriving community, and I would be honoured to be the voice that represents you. Vote Number One for Aontú and Siobhán McErlean, and together we can build a brighter future for our community.

Siobhan's 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.