Aontú has decided to oppose the upcoming government referendums on the work of mothers and on the family.
Leader Peadar Tóibín TD said the party broadly accepted that some of the current wording of the constitution is “archaic”, and they would have supported a change, but not the current proposals.
“The Government’s amendments are exceptionally poorly written. The language in these amendments is unclear, confused and offers no material help or rights to families or carers”, he said.
“The Constitution is our fundamental legal document. It contains the core rights of citizens and defines the roles and responsibilities of the State. It is not the location for empty virtue signalling from the government in an election year”.