Ulster Fianna Fáil November 26
Please see below for an invite from Fermanagh Fianna Fáil Forum to attend their launch this Sunday:
Fermanagh Fianna Fail official party launch takes place this forthcoming weekend, Sunday, 29 November 2009 at the Westville Hotel, Enniskillen.
Minister O’ Cuiv, along with other party representatives will be present at this official launch. We extend invites to all those who would like to be present as observers and also to those who are keen to make supportive contributions. Invitees are requested to attend at 2.30pm to facilitate a 3.00pm launch start.
Fianna Fail participation in Fermanagh is largely people driven as the Good Friday Agreement provides the unity which Nationalist Ireland seeks. Fianna Fail will never succumb to the sectarian narrative of Catholic versus Protestant or a narrow nationalism that fails to take account of unionism.
As we continue the process of organizing throughout the North, we can feel confident that our Republican values represent a vision of a pluralist Ireland where all traditions can be accommodated. Our delegates, as far back as the 2002 Ard Fheis, passed a motion calling on the party to organize and contest elections on a 32 county basis. People are actually encouraging the party to participate in the forthcoming 2011 elections and we are confident that we can deliver on this.
Our move to Fermanagh today, therefore, should not come as any great surprise. It is clear our membership the length and breadth of Ireland are enthusiastic and energized by our development in the North. For Northern Nationalists, this process is a welcome opportunity to play a full role once more in Fianna Fail.
As a party, we played a substantial role in forging the Good Friday Agreement and the arrangements since then to provide stability to Northern institutions. Are we now content to see those institutions which we played a major role in establishing governed in a way we cannot seriously influence? In Fianna Fail, we can offer a real all-island alternative for the North’s future. Only by playing an active role within the North itself, can we fully unlock the synergies of North/South co-operation and maximize the potential created by the Good Friday Agreement.
In Fermanagh, we look forward to playing our full role in this New Ireland and to developing and nurturing the party’s structures in the North. We are enormously thankful to all involved in ensuring a successful launch. A big thank-you to all who join us and we sincerely hope you enjoy the event.
The Fermanagh FF Forum will launch this Sunday 29th November, all are welcome, please email email@example.com for details. Senior ministers will be in attendance, aswell as FF members from all over the North and the island.
Joe O Neill
How will Fianna Fail in the North fair out in the 2011 assembley elections ?