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#Ard Fheis

# ard-fheis - Friday 26 April, 2013

Column: More female voices are needed in Irish politics to tackle societal imbalances
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: More female voices are needed in Irish politics to tackle societal imbalances

Apr 26th 2013, 7:30 PM 313 Views 56 Comments

Only when a large enough proportion of elected representatives are female will the challenges, interests and life experiences applicable to women properly gain a voice in Ireland, writes Fianna Fail Ard Fheis candidate Laura Reid.

Government will not get away with 'broken promises' - Micheál Martin
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Government will not get away with 'broken promises' - Micheál Martin

Apr 26th 2013, 7:21 PM 4,529 Views 69 Comments

Delivering his opening address at the party’s Árd Fheis, he said “reconnecting with the people” would take longer “than we have had”.

Fianna Fáil to debate its pro-life stance as Ard Fheis gets under way
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil to debate its pro-life stance as Ard Fheis gets under way

Apr 26th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,774 Views 70 Comments

The party is to debate motions which include reforming the way a party leader is elected and the circumstances under which it would go into coalition government.

# ard-fheis - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Toibín dismisses talk of SF rift after defeat on abortion 'free vote' motion
# Abortion
# Abortion

Toibín dismisses talk of SF rift after defeat on abortion 'free vote' motion

Apr 16th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,371 Views 12 Comments

Peadar Toibín says he is “determined” to ensure that he is on the same page as Sinn Féin when the Dáil votes on abortion laws.

# ard-fheis - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Adams calls on Labour to leave government in Ard Fheis address
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Adams calls on Labour to leave government in Ard Fheis address

Apr 13th 2013, 8:33 PM 11,508 Views 169 Comments

The Sinn Fein leader said that “a real Labour Party” would not be in government with Fine Gael.

McGuinness: Sinn Féin is an anti-abortion party
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

McGuinness: Sinn Féin is an anti-abortion party

Apr 13th 2013, 2:20 PM 12,395 Views 131 Comments

Martin McGuinness said that the party is not pro-abortion, but that he does not agree with all anti-abortion protesters.

# ard-fheis - Friday 12 April, 2013

Abortion, all-Ireland football team and political broadcasts on Sinn Féin agenda
# Party Conference
# Party Conference

Abortion, all-Ireland football team and political broadcasts on Sinn Féin agenda

Apr 12th 2013, 5:05 PM 5,526 Views 52 Comments

More than 250 motions will be tabled at this weekend’s Ard Fheis

# ard-fheis - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Fine Gael senator echoes calls for all Ireland soccer team
# United
# United

Fine Gael senator echoes calls for all Ireland soccer team

Jun 6th 2012, 9:46 PM 6,257 Views 76 Comments

Catherine Noone believes the idea is now worth considering and would benefit the two nations.

# ard-fheis - Monday 28 May, 2012

'Yes' to babies: Two Sinn Féin TDs welcome new sons on Ard Fheis weekend
# Sonny Weather
# Sonny Weather

'Yes' to babies: Two Sinn Féin TDs welcome new sons on Ard Fheis weekend

May 28th 2012, 4:40 PM 5,046 Views 27 Comments

It’s been a busier pre-referendum week for Pearse Doherty and Peadar Tóibín than for most…

# ard-fheis - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Pro-Treaty parties: Adams 'misleading' public on access to ESM funds
# Referendum
# Referendum

Pro-Treaty parties: Adams 'misleading' public on access to ESM funds

May 27th 2012, 2:09 PM 2,527 Views 49 Comments

Simon Coveney and Timmy Dooley attack Gerry Adams, saying his claims about access to the ESM are wrong.

# ard-fheis - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Adams calls for No vote and proposes €13bn stimulus in Ard Fheis speech
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Adams calls for No vote and proposes €13bn stimulus in Ard Fheis speech

May 26th 2012, 6:14 PM 3,190 Views 69 Comments

The Sinn Féin president also told delegates in Killarney that a united Ireland makes economic sense.

In full: Speech by Gerry Adams at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

In full: Speech by Gerry Adams at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

May 26th 2012, 5:39 PM 2,193 Views 34 Comments

The full text of the Sinn Féin’s president’s speech to his party conference in Killarney this evening.

'The war is over': McGuinness offers to meet dissident republicans
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

'The war is over': McGuinness offers to meet dissident republicans

May 26th 2012, 1:28 PM 3,090 Views 21 Comments

Elsewhere, the party’s Ard Fheis in Killarney has heard speeches on the economy and emigration as it prepares to hear from president Gerry Adams later this evening.

# ard-fheis - Friday 25 May, 2012

McGuinness urges republican dialogue with unionists
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

McGuinness urges republican dialogue with unionists

May 25th 2012, 10:08 PM 3,850 Views 82 Comments

“Ireland as a nation can only truly prosper if we are at peace with ourselves as a people,” McGuinness said at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis.

# ard-fheis - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Taoiseach to address the nation ahead of Fiscal Compact referendum
# Referendum
# Referendum

Taoiseach to address the nation ahead of Fiscal Compact referendum

May 22nd 2012, 7:06 PM 4,199 Views 143 Comments

Enda Kenny will deliver an address to the nation on Sunday evening to ensure balanced coverage from RTÉ after it broadcasts Gerry Adams’ speech to the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis on Saturday evening.

# ard-fheis - Monday 2 April, 2012

Government must 'take stock' of household charge situation - Shortall
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Government must 'take stock' of household charge situation - Shortall

Apr 2nd 2012, 10:03 AM 5,049 Views 97 Comments

The junior minister said “mistakes were made” and the Government needed to pause before taking more decisions.

# ard-fheis - Sunday 1 April, 2012

In pictures: The final day of the Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Ard Fheis
# Ard Fheis

In pictures: The final day of the Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Apr 1st 2012, 9:39 AM 4,718 Views 126 Comments

The event came to a close with a speech by Enda Kenny at the Convention Centre in Dublin last night.

# ard-fheis - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Hogan thanks 798,957 Household Charge registrants for ‘genuine patriotism’
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Hogan thanks 798,957 Household Charge registrants for ‘genuine patriotism’

Mar 31st 2012, 11:30 PM 20,106 Views 326 Comments

The environment minister says the charge is a “legacy left behind” and wouldn’t be pursued if an alternative had been found.

In full: Enda Kenny's speech at the Fine Gael Árd-Fheis
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

In full: Enda Kenny's speech at the Fine Gael Árd-Fheis

Mar 31st 2012, 8:30 PM 5,106 Views 75 Comments

The full text of Enda Kenny’s speech, as prepared in advance, for his televised keynote address at this year’s Fine Gael Árd-Fheis.

As it happened: Enda Kenny's speech to the Fine Gael Árd Fheis
Live Mar 31st 2012, 8:28 PM

As it happened: Enda Kenny's speech to the Fine Gael Árd Fheis

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Mar 31st 2012, 8:11 PM 6,940 Views 24 Comments

Your essential news round-up from the day’s main happenings, plus the little bits you may have missed.

FG members vote to prioritise same-sex marriage in convention
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

FG members vote to prioritise same-sex marriage in convention

Mar 31st 2012, 6:34 PM 3,789 Views 52 Comments

The result of the vote means that all of Ireland’s major political parties are in favour of considering a referendum.

GALLERY: 5,000 attend anti-Household Charge demo in Dublin
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

GALLERY: 5,000 attend anti-Household Charge demo in Dublin

Mar 31st 2012, 4:35 PM 7,977 Views 77 Comments

Thousands gathered outside the National Convention Centre, where Fine Gael’s Ard-Fheis is taking place this weekend.

FG: Gardaí 'instructed blinds to be pulled' as protests gathered outside Árd Fheis
# Protests
# Protests

FG: Gardaí 'instructed blinds to be pulled' as protests gathered outside Árd Fheis

Mar 31st 2012, 3:14 PM 7,706 Views 120 Comments

Gardaí reportedly advised that blinds be pulled at the Convention Centre as anti-household charge protesters gathered outside.

In pictures: The 76th Fine Gael Ard Fheis gets underway in Dublin
# Ard Fheis
# Ard Fheis

In pictures: The 76th Fine Gael Ard Fheis gets underway in Dublin

Mar 31st 2012, 9:29 AM 3,365 Views 19 Comments

Delegates arrived at the Convention Centre in Dublin last night as Taoiseach Enda Kenny opened proceedings.

# ard-fheis - Friday 30 March, 2012

Taoiseach urges Yes vote on treaty in Ard Fheis opening speech
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Taoiseach urges Yes vote on treaty in Ard Fheis opening speech

Mar 30th 2012, 8:00 PM 2,808 Views 101 Comments

Enda Kenny also defended the household charge and urged anyone who has not paid to “make their contribution” to public finances and pay the €100 charge.

Taoiseach arrives at Convention Centre for Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# FG Ard Fheis
# FG Ard Fheis

Taoiseach arrives at Convention Centre for Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Mar 30th 2012, 6:02 PM 3,033 Views 35 Comments

Protests are expected over the weekend as Fine Gael members gather for the 76th party Ard Fheis.

# ard-fheis - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Column: Fianna Fáil renewed? No, the optics tell a different story
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Fianna Fáil renewed? No, the optics tell a different story

Mar 4th 2012, 8:00 PM 65 Views 140 Comments

The party of Cowen and Coughlan may have apologised – but they don’t seem to have got the point, writes Philip O’Connor.

Familiar faces: day two at Fianna Fáil's Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Familiar faces: day two at Fianna Fáil's Ard Fheis

Mar 4th 2012, 2:30 PM 7,765 Views 73 Comments

Slideshow featuring Bertie Ahern, Brian Cowen, Beverly Flynn and more.

So what exactly were Fianna Fáil apologising for?
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

So what exactly were Fianna Fáil apologising for?

Mar 4th 2012, 1:45 PM 4,001 Views 39 Comments

Party leader Micheál Martin has given details – and said he didn’t meet Bertie Ahern at yesterday’s ard fheis.

# ard-fheis - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Fianna Fáil leader apologises for party's mistakes
# Ard Fheis
# Ard Fheis

Fianna Fáil leader apologises for party's mistakes

Mar 3rd 2012, 9:47 PM 7,080 Views 88 Comments

Micheál Martin offered an unequivocal apology for the party’s actions while in Government during his Ard Fhéis speech this evening.

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Mar 3rd 2012, 9:45 PM 4,392 Views 2 Comments

All the day’s main news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed along the way.

In full: Micheál Martin’s speech (and apology) at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# AF12
# AF12

In full: Micheál Martin’s speech (and apology) at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Mar 3rd 2012, 9:10 PM 4,375 Views 32 Comments

“We made mistakes. We got things wrong. And we are sorry for that.”

AS IT HAPPENED: Micheál Martin apologises for Fianna Fáil's mistakes
Live Mar 3rd 2012, 7:59 PM

AS IT HAPPENED: Micheál Martin apologises for Fianna Fáil's mistakes

Prime numbers: The week in stats
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Prime numbers: The week in stats

Mar 3rd 2012, 6:59 PM 2,794 Views 3 Comments

Some people retiring, some people quitting, others starting new jobs, and some getting through an awful lot of printer ink…

Photo of the Day
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# Pic Of The Day

Photo of the Day

Mar 3rd 2012, 3:43 PM 9,473 Views 87 Comments

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Poll: Will you watch Micheál Martin's speech tonight?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch Micheál Martin's speech tonight?

Mar 3rd 2012, 3:26 PM 4,700 Views 80 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader’s keynote address at the party’s Ard Fhéis is being broadcast live on RTÉ.

Micheál Martin: I'm not a 'caretaker leader'
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Micheál Martin: I'm not a 'caretaker leader'

Mar 3rd 2012, 2:18 PM 1,967 Views 32 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader acknowledged that he may never become Taoiseach, but said he is committed to leading the party through essential changes.