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(From the ‘e-Thursday’ section of the ‘Business Week’ supplement of the ‘Irish Independent’ , 21st August 2008.)

This blog was listed as one of the 'Finalists' in the '2016 current affairs/politics' category of the Littlewoods Ireland blog awards - but we didn't win the award. But not to worry -thanks to everyone involved for getting us to the final stage of the competition and sure we'll try again the next time!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

104th Ard Fheis of Republican Sinn Féin , 8-9th November 2008.

Some pics from the opening session of the 104th Ard Fheis of Republican Sinn Féin , which is being held in a Dublin city-centre venue over this weekend , Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November 2008. I'll have to let the pics speak for themselves as I'm trying to help organise one of these as well as doing a wee bit at the Ard Fheis . Much too busy to tell you of the large crowd present , the extra helpers needed at the Book-In table and the extra people roped-in to work the Ard Fheis shop . You'll just have to make do with these few pics for now!

The above two pics were taken within a half hour of the opening of the Ard Fheis.

'British Withdrawal' Banner .

'Eire Nua' Banner .

'Hunger Strikers' Banner.

'ILPS' Banner.

'Unbroken Continuity' Banner .

CABHAIR 2008 Swim Leaflet.

Ard Fheis Shop items.

Shop items.

Ard Fheis Shop items .

And finally...
....one of the Special Branch cars used by the State to spy on the proceedings of this Ard Fheis . That red car was parked in a side lane beneath a fire escape landing used by those stepping-out of the Ard Fheis hall for a cigarette : it is believed an on-board camera was monitoring those on the landing as they had their smoke . Also , note the absence of insurance , tax and/or NCT discs ; State cut-backs , perhaps...
That's all for now - back to the monthly raffle work for me !