The Ard Fheis is over. It was an excellent weekend of discussion and debate and craic. Mayo gave us a warm céad míle fáilte. The Ard Fheis is a big undertaking. It involves countless numbers of people.
The Ard Fheis is a big undertaking. It involves countless numbers of people.I want to thank all those who helped organise it and who worked hard to ensure that everything ran smoothly.
Some delegates and activists left for home this evening after my speech but many others stayed overnight to travel home tomorrow. This evening many of these attended the Le Chéile event which celebrates the activism of a small number of esteemed honourees who have given years of service to the struggle for freedom.
Cúige Laighain – Marie Gavaghan (Wicklow)
Cúige Mumhan – Marcus Fogarty (Tipperary)
Cúige Chonnacht – Pat Rehill (Leitrim)
Canada– Alan McConnell (Antrim)
And we now need to work together for a Yes vote.
- Reverse Fianna Fáil’s decision to cut Garda numbers.
- Provide a full grant to upgrade septic tanks.
- Overhaul CAP to create a fairer distribution of payments.
- Ensure that income support for farmers is directed at those who need it most.
And there is still work to be done to ensure that policing is non-partisan and civic.