The Co-Chair of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly Deputy Brendan Smith TD welcomed Hilary Benn MP, Vice-Chair of the UK delegation to the EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly to Leinster House today to discuss items of mutual interest to Ireland and the UK.
Deputy Smith and Mr Benn discussed the war in Ukraine, the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, the Nationality and Borders Bill, Covid-19 and the impact on society, the cost of living, inflation and housing.
Deputy Smith said: “I am very pleased to welcome Hilary Benn MP, Vice-Chair of the UK delegation to the EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly to Leinster House today. The EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly is composed of Members of the European Parliament and of Members of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Both EU and UK parliaments have established this Assembly to work together to develop a better mutual understanding and to create a solid partnership based on mutual trust. As Co-chair of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly, it was very valuable to have a discussion on items of mutual interest to Ireland and the UK, national events and the current war in Ukraine.”
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Photo of Hilary Benn MP and Brendan Smith TD attached.