With the Democratic Convention over and done with and the Republican Convention on this week political focus for conferences move closer to our shores with the Autumn UK Conferences and with Fine Gael National Conference also coming up.
The Liberal Democrats start off the Conference season with their conference in Bournemouth from Saturday 13th to Wednesday 17 September.
Then comes the Labour Party conference which will take place between Saturday, 20 September and Wednesday, 24 September in Manchester
Ending the conference season for the major parties in the UK, the Conservative Party will hold their conference from the 28th September to the 1st of October in Birmingham.
Of the regional parties Plaid Cymru will hold their conference from the 11th to the 13th of September in Aberystwyth, while the SNP in Scotland will hold their conference from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th of October in Perth.
Finally here in Ireland Fine Gael’s National Conference will take place from Friday 21st November to Sunday 23rd in Whites Hotel, Wexford Town where I shall be in attendance if I can get the time off work.
Plenty of speech reading coming up! It will be a fun Autumn!