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Scenes from day 2 of the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis at the INEC, Killarney

From top: Palestinan Ambassador to Ireland, Dr Hikmat Ajjuri; Ryan MacGillabhui (left) and Ruairi McLaughlin from Derry; Tommy Benny with a statute of a H Block blanket man at the merchandise stall, and an unrepentant Janice Boylan.

Now here’s Martin with the weather…

(Laura Hutton, Photocall Ireland)

In his opening address to the ardfheis at the National Convention Centre, Mr Kenny also urged people who had not done so to register for the household charge by the deadline of midnight tomorrow night.

“I know that new taxes are never popular. The Household Charge is no exception. But it is needed to fund essential local services,” he said in his opening address to the Fine Gael ardfheis.

“To close the gap in our public finances, we must instead broaden the tax base to include a property based charge because this is less harmful than taxes on work and investment.”

Well, we’re certainly convinced.

Kenny Urges Referendum Yes Vote (Maire O’Halloran, Irish Times)

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)

Scenes from the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis last night in the RDS. From top: FF National Executive candidate Stephanie Keating, centre, and her supporters; Michael Martin; Barry Andrews; Mary Hanafin and Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher; Martin Mansergh; Eamon O’Cuiv and Michael McGrath; Michael Martin, and Mary Corbett-Joyce.

Contentious Motions On Fianna Fail Agenda (RTE)

(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)

Tomorrow we will finalise what are the strongest ethics rules of any Irish political party. Any person seeking to stand for Fianna Fáil will have to provide a completely new level of transparency of their affairs. They will also be subject to rules which allow the party to act immediately against members who abuse the trust of the organisation and the public.

I repeat tonight a promise I have given in every meeting throughout the country – when the final report of the Mahon Tribunal is published we will act without fear or favour against anyone who is shown to have abused their position in Fianna Fáil or in elected office. Action will be swift and comprehensive.

Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin, addressing party members (including, third pic down, Seamus O’Nunian, of Clonakilty, Co. Cork) at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin, tonight.

Fianna Fáil’s Ard Fheis This Weekend, Here’s The Low-Down (Politics.ie)

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