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#Ard Fheis

# ard-fheis - Saturday 16 January, 2016

'Coalitionology' is the new buzzword in Irish politics right now
# Ard Fheis
# Ard Fheis

'Coalitionology' is the new buzzword in Irish politics right now

Jan 16th 2016, 1:15 PM 8,770 Views 59 Comments

At the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis, Micheál Martin says there has been an attempt to frame the election around polls.

# ard-fheis - Saturday 25 April, 2015

A Fianna Fáil candidate has staunchly defended the infamous Galway Tent
# A Day At The Races
# A Day At The Races

A Fianna Fáil candidate has staunchly defended the infamous Galway Tent

Apr 25th 2015, 8:00 AM 16,776 Views 66 Comments

Gerry O’Connor said Fianna Fáil’s association with the building industry has been “demonised by those who believe they know ‘where it all went wrong’”

# ard-fheis - Friday 24 April, 2015

Micheál Martin has a pop at Leo, who is having none of it
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Micheál Martin has a pop at Leo, who is having none of it

Apr 24th 2015, 8:47 PM 27,481 Views 100 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader said UHI could cost families €6,000 a year.

Can Fianna Fáil stop the in-fighting and bounce back?
# Internal Wranglings
# Internal Wranglings

Can Fianna Fáil stop the in-fighting and bounce back?

Apr 24th 2015, 1:00 PM 14,448 Views 89 Comments

Analysis: Is the Celtic Tiger party ready to return to power?

# ard-fheis - Thursday 23 April, 2015

A Minister for Dublin and scrapping water charges - How the country might change under Fianna Fáil
# Return To Power
# Return To Power

A Minister for Dublin and scrapping water charges - How the country might change under Fianna Fáil

Apr 23rd 2015, 2:15 PM 12,187 Views 83 Comments

The party’s members will be voting on policy ideas at the Ard Fheis this weekend.

# ard-fheis - Friday 6 March, 2015

Is Sinn Féin ready to lead the next government?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Is Sinn Féin ready to lead the next government?

Mar 6th 2015, 5:00 PM 23,068 Views 334 Comments

The party is more popular than ever and has its eye on becoming the senior coalition partner.

# ard-fheis - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Gerry and Mary Lou prepare to rally the troops
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Gerry and Mary Lou prepare to rally the troops

Mar 5th 2015, 12:00 PM 11,010 Views 168 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# ard-fheis - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

What exactly is Sinn Féin's policy on abortion?
# Pro Life Or Pro Choice?
# Pro Life Or Pro Choice?

What exactly is Sinn Féin's policy on abortion?

Mar 4th 2015, 9:30 PM 28,494 Views 123 Comments

The party’s policy could be radically overhauled at its Ard Fheis this weekend.

# ard-fheis - Thursday 26 February, 2015

What can Labour do to win back support?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

What can Labour do to win back support?

Feb 26th 2015, 12:00 PM 11,942 Views 166 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# ard-fheis - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Here are 9 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Here are 9 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Mar 22nd 2014, 9:15 PM 21,515 Views 74 Comments

Thousands of delegates, hundreds of motions, but what did we learn at the two-day gathering in Killarney. TheJournal.ie reveals all…

'It doesn't have to be like this': Micheál Martin outlines the Fianna Fáil alternative
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

'It doesn't have to be like this': Micheál Martin outlines the Fianna Fáil alternative

Mar 22nd 2014, 8:30 PM 10,063 Views 74 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader has delivered a keynote speech to delegates at the party’s Ard Fheis in Dublin tonight, criticising the government’s policies towards the elderly and said the party will oppose universal health insurance.

Call for government to be allowed shut down social media sites rejected by Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Call for government to be allowed shut down social media sites rejected by Fianna Fáil

Mar 22nd 2014, 3:50 PM 16,055 Views 70 Comments

A motion that called for the government to be given the right to shut down a social media site if it leads to the death of a citizen was defeated by delegates on day two of the party’s Ard Fheis in Killarney.

# ard-fheis - Friday 21 March, 2014

Phil Hogan accused of a ‘good old-fashioned gerrymander’
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Phil Hogan accused of a ‘good old-fashioned gerrymander’

Mar 21st 2014, 9:15 PM 13,449 Views 50 Comments

No surprise that the Environment Minister isn’t popular at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis which is under way in Killarney this evening.

Shutting down social media and 11 other motions at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Going Through The Motions
# Going Through The Motions

Shutting down social media and 11 other motions at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Mar 21st 2014, 8:30 AM 12,922 Views 110 Comments

Delegates at the party’s 75th annual Ard Fheis will vote on everything from disability quotas in politics to legalising marijuana.

# ard-fheis - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Fianna Fáil TD admits party is 'very disappointed' about lack of female candidates
# Where Are All The Women?
# Where Are All The Women?

Fianna Fáil TD admits party is 'very disappointed' about lack of female candidates

Mar 19th 2014, 2:00 PM 6,850 Views 50 Comments

Less than one in five of the party’s candidates in May’s elections are women.

# ard-fheis - Monday 3 March, 2014

VIDEO: Slick Enda's entrance music was Take That at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Stay Close To Me...
From The Daily Edge
# Stay Close To Me...

VIDEO: Slick Enda's entrance music was Take That at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Mar 3rd 2014, 9:08 AM 12,356 Views 51 Comments

The Taoiseach was all Gary Barlow on Saturday night…

# ard-fheis - Sunday 2 March, 2014

The Green Party is holding a national conference next weekend
# Greens
# Greens

The Green Party is holding a national conference next weekend

Mar 2nd 2014, 8:45 AM 6,509 Views 113 Comments

200 attendees are expected at the event, to be held at the Hilton Hotel in Dublin.

# ard-fheis - Saturday 1 March, 2014

8 things we learned at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

8 things we learned at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Mar 1st 2014, 9:30 PM 18,110 Views 46 Comments

The biggest party in the State gathered in south Dublin this weekend, and here’s what we found out…

Fine Gael will debate legalising cannabis at its Ard Fheis today
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Fine Gael will debate legalising cannabis at its Ard Fheis today

Mar 1st 2014, 9:20 AM 9,005 Views 72 Comments

Day two of the party’s annual gathering is getting under way at the RDS in Dublin today with Justice Minister Alan Shatter to speak at a session on transparency and accountability.

# ard-fheis - Friday 28 February, 2014

'Hands off our children, you're not getting them': Fine Gael debates smoking and e-cigarettes
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

'Hands off our children, you're not getting them': Fine Gael debates smoking and e-cigarettes

Feb 28th 2014, 10:16 PM 14,321 Views 41 Comments

There were plenty of strong words for tobacco companies on the opening night of the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin.

Pics: Enda Kenny having a nice trip at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Pics: Enda Kenny having a nice trip at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Feb 28th 2014, 10:11 PM 23,677 Views 58 Comments

Don’t worry, he recovered fully to continue with his speech this evening at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis.

Creighton: 'Inconvenient truths, independent thought' not welcome in government
# Whip System
# Whip System

Creighton: 'Inconvenient truths, independent thought' not welcome in government

Feb 28th 2014, 9:37 PM 10,107 Views 72 Comments

The Reform Alliance TD made the comments this evening as her former party’s Ard Fheis got underway.

Reilly: Some say we can't afford UHI - but we can't afford the current system
# Universal Health Insurance
# Universal Health Insurance

Reilly: Some say we can't afford UHI - but we can't afford the current system

Feb 28th 2014, 8:22 PM 8,280 Views 34 Comments

Health Minister James Reilly was speaking at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin this evening.

Legalising cannabis, joining NATO and 9 other motions at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Legalising cannabis, joining NATO and 9 other motions at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Feb 28th 2014, 1:00 PM 9,127 Views 63 Comments

Legalising cannabis, supporting same-sex marriage and talking justice, transparency and accountability with Alan Shatter – it’s all happening at the RDS this weekend.

# ard-fheis - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Gerry Adams: Sinn Féin is not panting to get into government
# Leave Me Breathless
# Leave Me Breathless

Gerry Adams: Sinn Féin is not panting to get into government

Feb 9th 2014, 1:34 PM 9,284 Views 189 Comments

That’s that, then.

# ard-fheis - Saturday 8 February, 2014

9 things we've learned from the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

9 things we've learned from the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Feb 8th 2014, 9:00 PM 22,596 Views 61 Comments

Hundreds of Sinn Féin delegates gathered at the Wexford Opera House this weekend, but what did we learn? Here’s what TheJournal.ie found out…

Adams calls for left to unite, says: 'Sinn Féin will keep every commitment that we make'
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Adams calls for left to unite, says: 'Sinn Féin will keep every commitment that we make'

Feb 8th 2014, 8:30 PM 10,290 Views 134 Comments

In his address to the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis tonight, Gerry Adams hit out at a “toxic political culture” that he claimed was created by the partition of Ireland in the 1920s.

# ard-fheis - Friday 7 February, 2014

11 interesting motions to be considered at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis this weekend
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

11 interesting motions to be considered at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis this weekend

Feb 7th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,275 Views 89 Comments

Sinn Féin members from north and south of the border are gathering in Wexford for the party’s annual Ard Fheis this weekend. Here’s some of what they’ll be debating.

# ard-fheis - Saturday 12 October, 2013

After a tumultuous year, Fine Gaelers descend on Limerick to take stock
# The Gathering
# The Gathering

After a tumultuous year, Fine Gaelers descend on Limerick to take stock

Oct 12th 2013, 11:05 AM 3,848 Views 59 Comments

A lot done, more to do.

# ard-fheis - Friday 14 June, 2013

Gerry Adams issues discipline warning as one Sinn Féin TD rejects abortion law
# Peadar Tóibín
# Peadar Tóibín

Gerry Adams issues discipline warning as one Sinn Féin TD rejects abortion law

Jun 14th 2013, 7:45 AM 10,058 Views 93 Comments

Peadar Tóibín says he cannot support the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.

# ard-fheis - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Fianna Fáil to examine if free votes should be given more often
# Conscience
# Conscience

Fianna Fáil to examine if free votes should be given more often

May 30th 2013, 9:19 PM 5,824 Views 41 Comments

Micheál Martin tells TheJournal.ie that a committee is to examine whether other matters merit a conscience vote.

Fianna Fáil TDs and Senators to have free vote on abortion bill
# Abortion
# Abortion

Fianna Fáil TDs and Senators to have free vote on abortion bill

May 30th 2013, 4:56 PM 4,677 Views 34 Comments

The party could not reach a unified position on the legislation, so members will be allowed to vote without party instruction.

# ard-fheis - Saturday 27 April, 2013

In full: Micheál Martin's speech to the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Politics
# Politics

In full: Micheál Martin's speech to the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Apr 27th 2013, 9:51 PM 8,236 Views 77 Comments

The full text of the Fianna Fáil leader’s speech to his annual party conference – including his support for public sector workers (but without any mention of abortion).

As it happened: Micheál Martin's keynote speech at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
Live Apr 27th 2013, 8:27 PM

As it happened: Micheál Martin's keynote speech at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

The Evening Fix... now with added double rainbow in Dublin
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added double rainbow in Dublin

Apr 27th 2013, 8:06 PM 7,332 Views 3 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Politically Engaged Teddy Pic of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
# Pic Of The Day

Politically Engaged Teddy Pic of the Day

Apr 27th 2013, 2:57 PM 6,182 Views 15 Comments

No comment.

Fianna Fáil's 1980 Ard Fheis... with added Larry Gogan (and fancy raffle prizes)
# Flashback
# Flashback

Fianna Fáil's 1980 Ard Fheis... with added Larry Gogan (and fancy raffle prizes)

Apr 27th 2013, 8:30 AM 5,081 Views 26 Comments

Seven day tour of European capitals, anyone?

# ard-fheis - Friday 26 April, 2013

Micheál Martin gives Taoiseach an E- grade on jobs
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Micheál Martin gives Taoiseach an E- grade on jobs

Apr 26th 2013, 8:45 PM 8,421 Views 73 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader was speaking as the party’s Ard Fheis got under way at the RDS in Dublin this evening.

The Evening Fix… now with added how Indiana Jones should have ended
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added how Indiana Jones should have ended

Apr 26th 2013, 7:50 PM 4,798 Views 0 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…