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Taoiseach Micheál Martin will attend the 40th annual celebration of Éamon de Valera in Ennis on December 5. Photo: John Kelly.

Taoiseach to visit Ennis next month

THE Taoiseach will be in Ennis on Sunday week (December 5) for the annual Éamon de Valera Commemoration.
Micheál Martin has attended previous gatherings at the de Valera monument in the town park at Ennis Courthouse, in his capacity as Fianna Fáíl leader. This visit has added significance due to Micheál Martin’s role as Taoiseach, and the event will be attended by members of the party faithful from Clare as well as the upper echelons of Fianna Fáil. The event will be the 40th annual commemoration of the founding leader of Fianna Fail, Taoiseach and President of Ireland. The ceremony will be hosted by Clare Fianna Fáil Comhairle Dáil Ceantair.
The statue of Éamon de Valera, by Jim Connolly, was unveiled in 1981 and has been the focal point for commemorative events for the last four decades.

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