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Education Politics

Staff Shortages & High Rate of School Absences Disrupting Educational Development were Entirely Preventable – Aontu

Aontú Education Spokesperson, Gemma Brolly, expresses frustration and disappointment at the failure to act in order to prevent the current staff shortage and high rate of school absence, which have led to pleading for all available staff and calls for Circuit Breakers. Rep Brolly: “At the beginning of September, principals and school staff found themselves […]

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Empty Houses Need to be Used to Address Social Housing Crisis by Executive

Aontú Deputy Leader & Cllr for Mid Ulster, Denise Mullen, has said that it is unacceptable to have over 20,000 empty homes across the North, whilst there are people homeless and on social housing waiting lists. Cllr Mullen: “In my research, I have discovered that there are over 40,000 people on waiting lists for social […]

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Health Politics

Covid Passes Allow People With Covid into Hospitality, They Don’t Work! – Aontu

Aontú Representative for East Derry, Gemma Brolly, has condemned the Stormont Executive’s introduction of COVID Vaccine Passports as dangerous, discriminatory and poorly thought out. “For weeks now, we have had growing numbers of COVID cases and increasing pressure on hospitals and medical services. Now, in the middle of a pandemic, and with the ‘flu season’ […]

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Education Politics

Blaming Catholic Schools for the Division in Society is Unfair, Inaccurate and Lazy – Aontu

Aontú’s education spokesperson and Derry East Rep Gemma Brolly has hit out at Sinn Féin and the SDLP  for not rejecting the “flawed premise of the Integrated Education’ Bill” currently being discussed in the Assembly Committee. Rep Brolly: “Integrated Education is a wonderful component of the pluralist education system of the north of Ireland. It […]

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Aontú Has Condemned The Undermining of Irish Language Development Across The North

Aontú Education Spokesperson and Representative for East Derry Gemma Brolly has condemned the undermining of Irish Language Development across the North.  “I developed my love of the Irish language at secondary level and I was lucky enough to avail of tuition in Irish to A-levels. I’m extremely disappointed to learn that pupils across the North are being denied […]