THE new political party founded by ex-Sinn Fein TD Paeder Tobin is fielding a candidate in City West.
Julian Fitzgibbon, who lives in Raheen, will contest the local election for Aontú later this month.
Mr Fitzgibbon, who studied as philosophy at the University of Dublin and Computer Engineering in the University of Limerick has had a lifelong interest in politics and attends Limerick Council meetings as an observer.
“Politics was always discussed in my home, perhaps because my father’s uncle was a Limerick Fine Gael TD, Denis Jones and my great-grandfather was a famous republican prisoner, Joseph Fitzgibbon,” he commented.
He believes winning a group of seats for Aontu on Limerick Council would be “a vital first step in the process of winning back the country for the common good.”
He added: “It’s time to challenge the mainstream parties for their broken promises and continual failures. An alternative party built from solid principals from the ground up is needed.”
“A fundamental understanding of our civilisation from Aristotle was that the aim of politics is the common good and the good life for man. But regrettably this has been forgotten by careerists and damaged by vested interests.”
He said the party’s aim is for an Ireland that is “prosperous with genuine solidarity”.
He’s one of 19 candidates west of the city.