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Tommy Horan

Tommy Horan is a native of Kilmovee and is a Family Support/Community development worker in our area. He is passionate about rural communities and believes investment is vital for the survival of rural towns and villages.

He believes that our planning system is not fit for purpose and will work to fix the difficulties with planning permissions, particularly for family members. Tommy has a huge track record working for Youth at local county and national level and has sat on the board of Foróige. Tommy has been actively involved with Charlestown and District Men’s shed, and most recently has been heavily involved in bringing the new Community Centre in Kilkelly to fruition.

He is chairman of the hugely successful centre and houses in Kilmovee. He also served as a director on Mayo North East Leader Programme and is a representative of the Approved Housing Body Forum at Mayo Co Council.

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.