One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Irish party political conference.
- ‘On the subject of Education and Science, the Claremorris group put forward the following motion - ‘That this Ard Fheis calls on the Minister for Education to decrease further the pupil/teacher ratio’.’
- ‘The format at this Ard Fheis meant that audience questions had to be submitted to party handlers in advance, and the Minister had the last word.’
- ‘Appropriately coming from the Eamon de Valera Cumann in Dublin South Central, it reads: ‘That this Ard Fheis reaffirms our position as the voice of Irish Republicanism’.’
Irish, from ard ‘chief’ + feis ‘convention’.
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