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'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…

Pearse Doherty at the launch of the agenda for the Ard Fheis earlier this month. And if he looked cheerful then...
Pearse Doherty at the launch of the agenda for the Ard Fheis earlier this month. And if he looked cheerful then...
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

SINN FÉIN TDs Pearse Doherty and Peadar Tóibín have both become fathers to new baby boys in the past few days.

The party’s Finance spokesperson Doherty just made it to the big event on time. He had been attending the party’s Ard Fheis in Kerry when he received the call on Saturday morning that the baby was on the way, and had to drive to Donegal to be at wife Róisín’s side for the delivery.

The couple named the baby Michéal-Eoghan Doherty, after Pearse’s father who died just a few weeks ago.

Meanwhile, Peadar Tóibín, Sinn Féin’s TD for Meath West, managed to attend the birth of his baby boy Eoghan by wife Deirdre on Thursday last. He missed the first day of the Ard Fheis on Friday but managed to make it to the INEC Killarney for Saturday’s events – including the keynote speech by party president Gerry Adams.

In the speech, Adams reiterated Sinn Féin’s ‘No’ stance on this coming Thursday’s Fiscal Compact referendum. He ended his speech with an appeal to all to show “courage” for “all our children, for our great country, for Ireland”.

Previously: Pearse Doherty’s father laid to rest in Donegal>

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