Previously: It Starts Here
Ballyfermot Community Civic centre, Dublin
The Launch of Aontú, the new political party headed by former Sinn Féin member and Meath West TD Peader Toibin at the Launch.
Mr Toibin said:
“In three months we have held 40 public meetings throughout the country. No other political party has engaged at such a community level with the people of Ireland for many years. Well over 5,000 people attend those meetings.”
Mr Toibin said his party would argue for ‘sustainable’ levels of immigration:
“Our view is very simple, there needs to be sustainable levels of immigration in this country, it needs to be managed. There needs to be some link between the capacity of the country and the numbers of people coming in, if there’s not there’s going to be hardship for indigenous and newcomers alike.”
Aontú to run 60 candidates in the May’s local and EU elections (RTÉ)
Debate over ‘sustainable’ immigration needed, says Tóibín (irish Times)
[Paeder Toibin] confirmed the name, which means unity and consent, at an event in Belfast.
Aontú is expected to contest local elections both sides of the border in May.
Peadar Toibin reveals his new political party will be named Aontú (Independent.ie)