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Whelan selected to stand in Laytown-Bettystown

Aontú has selected Peter Whelan to contest the Laytown-Bettystown LEA in the 2024 Local Elections for Meath County Council

Peter has been the party rep for the area for some time and brings a wealth of experience as a businessman and community activist in the local area.

Mr Whelan said:

"I'm delighted and privileged to be selected as a party representative in this vast constituency that is so special to me.  I made a promise back in 2019that I would continue to work tirelessly on behalf of the people of the Laytown-Bettystown areas.

I have stuck to my promises and have made some people's lives better as a result.  I have brought many issues to national attention.

I was proud to be able to help with the Save the Boyne campaign and the campaign to keep the Irish Military War Museum open.  On many occasions I have highlighted the lack of Garda numbers in Meath and I have requested a meeting with the Minister of Justice with Party Leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín.

My farming and business experience place me in a good position to speak with authority on many farming and business related issues affecting this region.

I have been farming just outside Slane for 18 years.  I sell my free range products every Saturday at a local farmers market and I know and understand the pressures on small and medium businesses especially in these times of rising fuel and energy prices.

I am looking forward to continuing my ork on the ground and giving the people of Laytown-Bettystown the opportunity to vote for a local Aontú candidate that will stand up for them"

By Aontú Press | 4 July, 2023

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