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26 February 2009 Edition

Sinn Féin Ard Fheis 2009 - Presidential Address by Gerry Adams MP

26 February 2009

THIS was one of Gerry Adams's most powerful performances in this writer's 27 years of attending Sinn Féin Ard Fheiseanna, BRENDAN KERR writes. I really recommend that readers view it on the web to capture the spirit of a reinvigorated Sinn Féin ready to face the challenges and with real answers to the crisis affecting the whole of Ireland, North and South. Free article

Sinn Féin senator gets West on national agenda but Ó CuÍv in denial

26 February 2009

"WE are trying to make the Seanad effective, we want changes and we can't go on just replicating what's happening in the Dáil. We cannot sit and do nothing". This was the view of Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty speaking to An Phoblacht hours before an unprecedented debate on social and economic inequality in the West. Free article

120,000 march to say 'enough is enough'

26 February 2009

In one of the biggest ever public demonstrations witnessed in Ireland in recent years up to 120,000 people marched through Dublin on Saturday 21 February, in a massive protest against the Irish Government's handling of the economic downturn and its attacks on working people. Free article

Younger faces take up key roles in party leadership

26 February 2009

LAST weekend's Sinn Féin Ard Fheis saw the further emergence of the new, young Sinn Féin leadership from across the island, North and South. Again and again young, highly articulate republicans - some of them already elected representatives, some not, addressed the Ard Fheis with passion on a range of issues facing the country. Free article


A spirit that cannot be quenched

26 February 2009

THREE HUNDRED people crowded in to the Stillorgan Park Hotel in Dublin for the annual Le Chéile dinner dance to honour republicans from the four provinces and abroad for their dedication and commitment to the republican struggle. Free article

Pat Doherty: 'Can-Do Man' gets special award

26 February 2009

The 'Can-Do Man' of the Republican Movement was given a special mention and honour on the night set aside for honourees from the four provinces and abroad. Free article

2009 Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in photos

26 February 2009

Pictures from in and around this years Ard Fheis. RDS, Dublin, 20 -21 February. Free article

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