Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Ard Fheis

Last year
# keynote speech
Varadkar praises Martin for 'common sense' leadership as Taoiseach
Leo Varadkar is due to become Taoiseach on Saturday 17 December.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
FG members to vote on inheritance tax, weapons for Ukraine and setting up in Northern Ireland
Leo Varadkar’s address to the party will be televised live on RTE One tomorrow evening.
# ireland thinks
Sinn Féin is still by far the most popular party (though support has slightly dropped)
The Sunday Independent / Ireland Thinks poll puts support for Sinn Féin at 34 points.
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
Irish politics divided into problem solvers and problem exploiters, says Taoiseach
Micheál Martin was addressing the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis in the RDS in Dublin, where the party’s identity was central to discussions.
All time
# Ard Fheis
Sinn Féin to debate ending total opposition to Special Criminal Court
A motion to be voted on at the party’s Ard Fheis on Saturday will continue to oppose the use of the court, apart from in “exceptional circumstances
# Ard Fheis
Tánaiste sets target of 70% home-ownership by end of this decade
This would require 40,000 new homes built each year.
# Derry
Banks given 'free pass' by this government, SF Ard Fheis told
The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis kicked off in Derry today.
Opinion: I went to the Saoradh party conference to see where radical republicanism is going
Saoradh is an attempt to give a political face to the growing republican dissent in nationalist areas north of the border, writes Dieter Reinisch.
# Ard Fheis
Poll: Should RTÉ abolish its live coverage of political party conferences?
The Irish Times reported that it was suggested that axing the live conference coverage could save RTÉ €250,000.
# more than words
Sinn Féin accused of 'getting desperate' by tweeting edited version of SDLP leader's speech
Colum Eastwood has said that Sinn Féin wasn’t being truthful.
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
Micheál Martin calls out Fine Gael as an 'out-of-touch and arrogant government'
Speaking at the party’s Ard Fheis, he said Fine Gael “simply don’t understand the pressures which people are facing every day.
# Taxes
'Elaborate system for workers to vouch for modest expenses': Mary Lou and Leo clash over Revenue changes
The changes will kick in in January 2020.
# On the attack
Martin tells Fine Gael: 'Don't give us any lectures about responsible politics'
Martin was responding after Fine Gael aimed barbs at Fianna Fáil at its Ard Fheis earlier today.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
Final say on FG entering coalition government with another party may have to go to a vote
Fine Gael will consider a rule change to allow a special party conference to be convened.
# Income Tax
Fine Gael Ard Fheis to vote on the introduction of a new middle band for income tax
The Ard Fheis will also deal with a number of other motions on Brexit, social welfare, rents, and future referendums.
# strong words
'Flat and extraordinarily arrogant', Micheál Martin's verdict on Mary Lou McDonald's speech
The Fianna Fáil leader accused Sinn Féin of ‘an entitlement to government’.
# Ard Fheis
Mary Lou McDonald looks towards government as Sinn Féin votes to change stance on abortion
Party policy is now in favour of abortion on request.
# Ard Fheis
Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'
Pearse Doherty TD made the pledge at the party’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
Sinn Féin motion calls for conscience vote to be allowed on abortion
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said he believes the motion will be defeated at this weekend’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.
# horse before cart
Sinn Féin moves Ard Fheis forward to June to sort Eighth Amendment policy
Mary Lou McDonald said the Amendment has caused “an alphabet soup of misery”.
# big interview
No quiet retirement for Gerry Adams, as Mary Lou has big plans to put him to work
In a wide-ranging interview, Mary Lou McDonald talks party reform, bullying, and why she won’t be asking Gerry Adams to run for President of Ireland.
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
'Sisters are doin' it for themselves': Disco music heralds Sinn Féin into a new dawn
The new Sinn Féin leader knows she has to modernise the party to make it fit for purpose.
# Abortion Referendum
'I trust women': Sinn Féin says it will be 'knocking on doors' to repeal the Eighth Amendment
Sinn Féin’s new leader Mary Lou McDonald said the current situation cannot be tolerated.
# saying goodbye
Mary Lou McDonald to lay out her vision to 'modernise' the Sinn Féin party
Mary Lou McDonald will take over from Gerry Adams today, who has led the party for 34 years.
# Michelle O'Neill
Nominations for the deputy leadership of SF open today - so far there's just one candidate
Michelle O’Neill said she wanted to join Mary Lou McDonald in the leadership of the party.
# Slán gerry
Sinn Féin will have its new leader by the end of February
It was announced today that an Ard Fheis will be held to elect the party’s new Uachtarán.
# Ard Fheis
Gerry Adams announces he is to step down as Sinn Féín president next year
Adams will not stand for election in the next Dáíl either.
# Abortion
Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis vote to protect rights of the unborn
An opposing motion was defeated by a vote of party members.
# average wage
'You always knew you weren't going to get rich becoming a member of SF'
It’s long been Sinn Féin policy that Dáil deputies are asked to accept a salary of around €38,000 – far short of the Dáil salary of €87,000.
# gerry and friends
9 things we’ve learned from the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
As its popularity continues to rise, members of the party gathered in Dublin this weekend.
# SF Ard Fheis
Gerry Adams: 'We are not Fine Gael or Labour. We are proud of the men and women of 1916'
Gerry Adams was re-elected as the party leader at this year’s Ard Fheis.
# rule change
Change in SF disciplinary rules to give clear framework of what to do when rules are broken
The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis takes place in Dublin this year at the Convention Centre.
# Ard Fheis
'Scarlet for ya': Mary Lou says FF borrowed their water charges policy
The deputy leader gave a scathing speech aimed at the two establishment parties.
# Ard Fheis
McGuinness says criminalisation of woman who took abortion drugs was 'absolutely wrong'
Speaking at the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis he cautioned against anyone using medication accessed on the internet.
# Ard Fheis
Gerry Adams says FF and FG need to set a deadline or go back to the people
Sinn Féin’s Ard Fheis is taking place in Dublin this weekend.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you vote for Fine Gael?
The party held its Ard Fheis at the weekend.
# Election 2016
Enda was asked whether he'd work with Michael Lowry, he didn't say no
The Taoiseach was speaking at his party’s Ard Fheis.
Love and kisses for Noonan who likens Fianna Fáil to 'Comical Ali as the tanks roll in'
Michael Noonan got two standing ovations from party members.
# opening salvo
‘Total disaster’: Enda lashes Fianna Fáil as he rallies the troops
The Taoiseach was speaking as he opened his party’s Ard Fheis in Dublin.
# Citywest
Security alert at Fine Gael Ard Fheis after suspect cartridge found
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is due to make his opening address this evening.