Oireachtas Members of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly held an informal meeting with the Minister of State for Northern Ireland Conor Burns MP at Leinster House in Dublin today, Monday August 29th.
Items discussed during the meeting included British-Irish relations, the Northern Ireland Protocol and the Legacy and Reconciliation Bill.
Co-Chair of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly (BIPA) Deputy Brendan Smith TD said: “The Oireachtas Members of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly had an engaging discussion with Minister Burns on a wide range of issues. We welcome the Minister’s commitment to have future talks on the challenges and opportunities to strengthen our bilateral relationship.”
The next plenary of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly will be held on October 24th and 25th in Co Cavan.
Politicians from all of the UK and Irish legislatures, as well as from the Crown Dependencies; Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man, will gather to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern to the nations represented.
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The following Oireachtas BIPA members attended the meeting: Jennifer Carroll MacNeill TD, Sorca Clarke TD, Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee, Senator Martin Conway, John Lahart TD, Senator Vincent P. Martin, Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD, Neale Richmond TD and Co Chair Brendan Smith TD.
Back row (L-R) – Neale Richmond TD, John Lahart TD, Sorca Clarke TD, Senator Martin Conway, Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD. Front row (L-R) – Senator Lorraine Clifford Lee, Co-Chair of BIPA Brendan Smith TD, Minister of State for Northern Ireland Conor Burns MP, Jennifer Carroll MacNeill TD.