Saturday February 22, 2020

Tóibín's Aontú faces a political Everest

Peadar Tóibín has tangible living proof of the trauma and the challenge involved in pulling a new party into existence

15th February, 2019
Peadar Tóibín

It is fair to say that it is only two weeks old, but it has definitely not behaved as a noisy, wailing baby, looking for lots of attention. Instead, it has started life with a series of local meetings, county by county, relying on local word of mouth to start building a profile.

Which is odd for a political party, where the very essence of being in politics is to make noise, get attention and...

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