Aontú have selected their candidate for the Laytown / Bettystown electoral area, for the local elections in May 2024.
Peter Whelan a farmer from Rathmaiden Slane will be representing Aontú in this area. Peter who runs a small free range pig farm with his wife Susan , previously ran for Aontú in 2019 in the local elections .
He joined Aontú just after they were set up by Meath TD Peadar Toibín .He told Meath Live,“I’m delighted and privileged to be selected by my party to represent this vast constituency that is so special to me . I made a promise back in 2019 that I would continue to work tirelessly on behalf of the people of the  Laytown / Bettystown areas. I have stuck to my promises and have made some peoples lives better as a result .
“I have brought many issues to national attention. I was proud to be able to help with the  Save the Boyne campaign and the campaign to keep the Irish Military War Museum open. I will continue to represent the good people of this region. On many occasions  I have highlighted the lack of Garda numbers in Meath  an issue I will continue to highlight.
 “My farming and business experience place me in a good position to speak with authority on many farming and business related issues affecting this region .  I have been farming just outside Slane for the past 18 years. I sell my free range products every Saturday at a farmer’s market. I know and understand the pressures on small to medium businesses, especially at these times of increasing fuel and energy prices .The people of Laytown  / Bettystown electoral area need change . I want to be that voice of change .”