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Aontú
Leader Peadar Tóibín
Deputy Leader Anne McCloskey
Founded 28 January 2019
Split from Sinn Féin
Headquarters 8 Market Square
Navan
County Meath
Ideology Irish republicanism
Irish reunification
Democratic socialism
Social conservatism
Soft Euroscepticism
Political position Left-wing (economic, environment, & migration)
Right-wing (social issues)
Slogan
  • Life
  • Unity
  • Economic Justice
Dáil Éireann
1 / 160
Seanad Éireann
0 / 60
Northern Ireland Assembly
0 / 90
Local government in the Republic of Ireland
3 / 949
Local government in Northern Ireland
2 / 462

Aontú (Irish [eːnt̪ˠuː], "unite" ) is an all-Ireland political party. It was formally created in January 2019. It operates in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The party was founded by Peadar Tóibín, a TD. He resigned from Sinn Féin on 15 November 2018. The name Aontú was announced at a meeting in Belfast on 28 January 2019. The party has been described as conservative on social issues and socially conservative, and left-wing on economics, migration, and climate change.

The party's policies include proposals for a United Ireland, a referendum on a "right to collective bargaining and trade union membership", an end to zero hours contracts, and increased state spending on public housing, Their Web site says that Ireland should model itself on the "best practice in Scandinavian countries."

Election results

Local government elections

Election Country Seats contested First preference vote Vote % Seats
2019 Northern Ireland 16 7,459 1.10%
1 / 462
2019 Republic of Ireland 51 25,660 1.48%
3 / 949

Westminster elections

Election Seats (in NI) ± Position Seats contested Total votes  % (of NI)  % (of UK) Leader
2019
0 / 18
New 6th in NI 7 9,814 1.2% <0.1% Peadar Tóibín

Dáil Éireann

Election Seats won ± Position Seats contested First Pref votes  % Government Leader
2020
1 / 160
New 8th 26 41,614 1.9 TBD Peadar Tóibín


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