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Ard fheis or ardfheis ( ard ESH, Irish: [?a:d ']; "high assembly"; plural ardfheiseanna) is the name used by many Irish political parties for their annual party conference. The term was first used by Conradh na Gaeilge, the Irish language cultural organisation, for its annual convention.


Among the parties who use the term Ardfheis are:

In Northern Ireland, the term is not used by the Social Democratic and Labour Party, or by those parties which are not Irish-nationalist in outlook, such as the Alliance Party, Ulster Unionist Party and the Democratic Unionist Party.

In the Republic of Ireland, the Labour Party, Aontú, Communist Party, Solidarity-People Before Profit and the Social Democrats do not use the term ardfheis.

Ard chomhairle

Many political parties who use the term ardfheis, also use the term ard chomhairle which means national executive committee. It literally translates as high council.

In Scotland


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