Ireland is let down by disappointing leadership. There is no real appetite for reform, for change or for improvement among our leaders beyond what is absolutely required of them. Special interests are pandered to at the expense of ordinary people and failures are common and overlooked.
Old Politics Failure
Politicians of the old parties sweep into power and within hours they set the tone of their leadership for reform, for new politics and taking principled action by appointing their special advisers with cap-breaching salaries and diving right back into the trough of political expenses and privilege.
Politicians of the old parties rarely, if ever, take responsibility for their actions. They rarely hold any of their senior civil servants to account. Most of all, they betray the trust of the Irish people by blatantly breaking promises.
Aaron believes that to bridge the leadership deficit we need two things: Principled new leaders with a vision for a changed and better Ireland; and stronger tools for democratic accountability. Government should be ruled by the people. Government belongs to the people. Aaron’s plan is to give government back to the people.
New Leadership for a New Ireland
- If we keep voting for the same people, we’ll keep getting the same results – It’s time for new leadership with the principals and vision to take Ireland forward
- Introduce and enforce a culture of accountability in Irish public life
- Improved democratic accountability through the Dail, with ministers compelled to answer questions before bipartisan committees
- Pay for performance – Cut the long term pay, pensions and benefits of ministers whose policies fail our country