Enda Kenny - Speech - Fine Gael 2012
"Just over a year ago, the Irish people turned to Fine Gael and the Labour Party at a time of national crisis.
Just over a year ago, the Irish people turned to Fine Gael and the Labour Party at a time of national crisis.
We told the people then that it was time to get Ireland working again and that our plan was designed to make that happen.
The Irish people gave us their support and their trust in historic numbers.
I thank you for your trust.
Thank you for your belief, and for your patience, and for your sacrifice.
You gave us a mandate and a responsibility to clear away the air of fear and uncertainty.
To get our country moving in the right direction again.
Therefore, as we gather at this Ard Fheis, our purpose cannot be one of celebration.
We will not celebrate until Ireland has reason to celebrate. Tonight, unemployment remains too high. Too many families are struggling to make ends meet. Too many worry about losing their homes. Too many of our children are still moving away.
Our purpose now must be to redouble our efforts, to work even harder to deliver our plan."