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#Ard Fheis

# ard-fheis - Friday 26 April, 2013

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

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

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# ard-fheis - Saturday 31 March, 2012

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

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

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

We liveblogged proceedings from Dublin as the Taoiseach gave the keynote address at his party’s national conference.

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The Daily Fix: Saturday

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

So what exactly were Fianna Fáil apologising for?

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

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

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The Daily Fix: Saturday

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

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

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

The party leader used the live, televised Ard Fheis address as an opportunity to apologise to the nation, as well as outline plans for reform.

Prime numbers: The week in stats

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

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Poll: Will you watch Micheál Martin's speech tonight? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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'

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know by 9am…