Irish Republican News · February 29, 2008
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SF to discuss Irish unity policy

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis will take place in the RDS in Dublin this weekend.

Sinn Féin has said the conference will build on the ‘Engaging Modern Ireland’ conference which took place in Dublin before Christmas. More than 200 motions are up for discussion.

On Friday night there will be debates on the Irish unity, the environment and the upcoming referendum on the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty.

Motions have been put before the Ard Fheis calling for the production of a roadmap for Irish unity, setting out innovative policies to tackle climate change and calling for the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty referendum.

On Saturday debates will take place on immigration, investing in rural Ireland, building a prosperous and equal economy and the Irish language.

Gerry Adams will deliver his Presidential Address at 5pm on Saturday evening.

A number of guest speakers will address the conference including Dutch Socialist MP Harry Von Bommel, a key figure in the campaign against the EU Constitution in the Netherlands, Jimmy Kelly -- the head of the Unite Trade Union, Raymond McCord from Belfast and Collins Chabane from the ANC.

Over the weekend Sinn Féin expects more than 2000 delegates and visitors from across all 32 counties and abroad to be in attendance.

“We expect a good and constructive weekend of debate and discussion which will inform the development of our policies over the coming year,” said the party chairperson, Mary Lou McDonald.

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