Fianna Fáil Honorary Secretary Dara Calleary TD and General Secretary Seán Dorgan have officially launched the Clár for the Party’s 78ú Ard Fheis.
The Ard Fheis will take place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October in Dublin’s RDS.
Deputy Calleary commented, “This is the first Ard Fheis since the General Election in 2016 and is an important opportunity for the party to reflect on the progress we have made since we last met. More importantly, it’s an opportunity for our membership to discuss our strategy and the issues in Irish society that we need to prioritise in the time ahead.
“Delegates and visitors will have the opportunity to participate in some very interesting debate. For example, the Ard Fheis will open with a discussion on Bunreacht na hÉireann 80 years on, led by former Attorney General Paul Gallagher.
“Across three venues in the RDS complex, more than thirty debates, discussions and presentations will take place, on issues as diverse and important as climate change, the housing crisis, gender stereotyping and Brexit. With input from a range of experts and academics, and a large attendance of members from across the country, it promises to be an extremely interesting few days”.
General Secretary Seán Dorgan commented, “We return to the RDS for what I hope will be a productive and enjoyable 78ú Ard Fheis. This is an important opportunity to thank our members for their work in the party’s renewal to date and refocus for the time ahead.
“We are pleased to welcome speakers from outside the country to talk to us about learnings from the British General Election and the ongoing dynamics in the UK arising from Brexit. We also look forward to a special centenary celebration of the events of 1917.
“This is also a voting Ard Fheis, with tight contests for a number of Ard Chomhairle positions and we wish all of our candidates the best of luck.
“We look forward to welcoming colleagues, delegates, observers and our friends in the media to the RDS over the coming days.”