Aontú leader and Meath West TD, Peadar Tóibín.

Aontú launches Westmeath cumann

Westmeath is an area Aontú can excel in politically party leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín told party members when it launched its Westmeath cumann on Tuesday (November 10).

“There is great potential in Westmeath for Aontú as a political force. Athlone, Mullingar, Moate, Kinnegad, Castlepollard, and other towns have not had the necessary investment in terms of jobs and infrastructure in the last decade.

“Daily commuting to Dublin from even the furthest reaches of Westmeath has become the norm due to inadequate employment opportunities nearby.

“Unfortunately, the political establishment has failed here – as it has all across Ireland.

“Aontú will seek to represent the great republican and labour traditions of Westmeath. We are the only party in Westmeath that supports the right to life of everyone.

“We are currently looking at buildings in order to open up a constituency office in order to help citizens in need of support in the county.”

The meeting addressed the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic; whilse mindful of the severity of the illness, the party is critical of the government’s current inadequate policy of rolling lockdowns and their ill-effect on the public welfare, health and enterprise.

Aontú opposes the over aggressive restrictions currently in place. Local issues surrounding housing and healthcare were further discussed.

An Teachta Tóibín invited others within the county who wanted to build a new people powered movement throughout Ireland to contact Aontú offices and get involved now,

The meeting adjourned with great enthusiasm for Aontú’s potential in the county and a resolution was adopted to accelerate the local organisation of the party in Westmeath.