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Economy, Irish unity and Austerity Treaty to top agenda at Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Killarney

17 May, 2012 - by Pearse Doherty TD


Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty today announced details of the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis, which will take place in the INEC in Killarney on 25/26 May. Topping the agenda at the Ard Fheis will be jobs and growth, Irish unity and the Austerity Treaty. The theme of the Ard Fheis is ‘A New Republic – A New Future’

Pearse Doherty said:

“The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis will take place this year in the INEC in Killarney on the 25 and 26 May. This is the first time Sinn Féin has held an event of this scale in Co. Kerry or indeed Munster and follows the historic Ard Fheis in Belfast last year.

“Over the weekend 1,500 delegates will debate almost 200 motions on a wide range of topics including jobs and growth as an alternative to austerity, Irish unity, protecting public services, the difficulties facing communities across rural Ireland and the Austerity Treaty. Gerry Adams will make his Presidential Address at 5.30pm.

“A number of guests will address the Ard Fheis including the head of UNITE Jimmy Kelly, a former worker from Vita Cortex, representatives from ANC, Palestine and the Basque Country and Terry O’Sullivan, President of the Laborers’ International Union of North America.

“More people than ever are responding positively to Sinn Féin's message of the need to reject austerity and to stimulate the economy and create jobs and growth. We are bringing forward new and credible alternatives to both Irish government and Tory cuts and we are leading the campaign against the Austerity Treaty

“This Ard Fheis provides Sinn Féin with an opportunity to promote our message that there is hope, there is a political alternative and there is a way out of the economic crisis. What you can expect to see at this Ard Fheis are party members preparing themselves for the political challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

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