Professor Dolores Cahill has resigned as chair of the Irish Freedom Party.
The Ard Chomhairle of the party met on Sunday morning to consider this matter and have agreed to accept her resignation.
The party would like to put on record our immense gratitude for her contribution to the party. She has played a key role in developing organisation, enhancing the party profile and attracting new members. She publicly defended our natural freedoms to travel, work, worship and meet our families in a time of lockdown.
Professor Cahill is an exceptionally talented person, one of Ireland’s top academics who is involved in a number of different organisations.
She is a fearless advocate of freedom at a time of great upheaval in Ireland and around the world. We wish her every success in the future.
On Sunday the Ard Chomlaire of the Irish Freedom Party unanimously voted for Michael Leahy as new Chairman of the Irish Freedom Party.
Michael Leahy is an architect and regional and urban planner based in Ennis County Clare. He studied in University College Dublin and the University of Virginia (USA) and established practice as an architect in Clare in 1986. He has always been associated with business and served for 2 years as the president of Ennis Chamber of Commerce. He served for 5 years as a Board member of an Bord Pleanala (2012 to 2017).
He has been involved in a variety of community and voluntary organisations in Clare for many years. He is a former chairman of the Clare Pro-Life Campaign and was actively involved in both the Nice and Lisbon treaty referenda in attempting to prevent the expansion of EU power. He has recently become extremely concerned at the loss of liberty and freedom of the Irish people at the hands of an ever-expanding state. He was a founder member of the Irish Freedom Party in 2019 and was elected vice chairman in 2020.
Michael Leahy defending the importance of Free Speech
at Irish Freedom Party rally, Dublin, November 28th, 2020.