Ireland and the Irish in Britain APPG

First Registered: 06/01/2017 • Last updated on: 15/06/2022

To promote good relations between Ireland and the UK, foster understanding of issues affecting the British-Irish relationship; celebrate links between both countries and their people; and represent and raise issues affecting the Irish community in Britain.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.
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7 Current APPG Officers
Stephen Farry Portrait
Stephen Farry
Vice Chair
Alliance - North Down
Joined: 8th April 2020
Conor McGinn Portrait
Conor McGinn
Honorary Treasurer
Labour - St Helens North
Joined: 6th January 2017
Lord Dubs Portrait
Lord Dubs
Honorary Secretary
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 6th January 2017
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Honorary Secretary
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 6th January 2017
72 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Austria , BBC , Black Maternal Health , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Citizens' Rights , Commonwealth , Community Development in Europe , Croatia , Cycling and Walking , Dalits , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Dentistry and Oral Health , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Equitable Life Policyholders , Ethnic Minority Business Owners , Fatherhood , Flags and Heraldry , Frozen British Pensions , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Internet, Communications and Technology , Kosovo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , London's Planning and Built Environment , Longevity , Manufacturing , Maternity , Media , Metaverse and Web 3.0 , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development , Park Homes , Performing Arts Education and Training , Photography , Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 , Race and Community , Religion in the Media , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , South Africa , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs , Zimbabwe
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Karin Smyth MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.

Email: karin.smyth.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Irish in Britain, Haringey Irish Centre, Pretoria Road, London N17 8DX. Tel: 0203 903 0991

Email: policy@irishinbritain.org

Secretariat:

Irish in Britain acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.irishinbritain.org

Date
4 Feb 2022
Source
Irish in Britain
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/02/2022 To : 03/02/2023
Value
£1,501
Date
4 Feb 2021
Source
Irish in Britain
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/02/2021 To : 03/02/2022
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Ireland and the Irish in Britain APPG

Former APPG Officers
Baroness Harris of Richmond Portrait
Baroness Harris of Richmond
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 4th May 2022
2 APPG Memberships
Isle of Man (Manx) , Mindfulness
None Portrait
Jack Dromey
Treasurer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 29th December 2021
Baroness Doocey Portrait
Baroness Doocey
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
1 APPG Membership
Olympic and Paralympic Games
Mike Kane Portrait
Mike Kane
Officer
Labour - Wythenshawe and Sale East
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Football Club , Holy See
Pat McFadden Portrait
Pat McFadden
Officer
Labour - Wolverhampton South East
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Lord Empey Portrait
Lord Empey
Officer
Ulster Unionist Party - Life peer
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Aerospace , Transatlantic Trade
Lord Brennan Portrait
Lord Brennan
Officer
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
3 APPG Memberships
Mexico , Spain , Sri Lanka
Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill Portrait
Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
4 APPG Memberships
Allergy , Homelessness , Mindfulness , Yoga in Society
Stephen Doughty Portrait
Stephen Doughty
Officer
Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Jon Cruddas Portrait
Jon Cruddas
Officer
Labour - Dagenham and Rainham
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Huw Merriman Portrait
Huw Merriman
Officer
Conservative - Bexhill and Battle
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Lord Murphy of Torfaen Portrait
Lord Murphy of Torfaen
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Archives and History , France
Simon Hoare Portrait
Simon Hoare
Officer
Conservative - North Dorset
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Lord Davies of Stamford Portrait
Lord Davies of Stamford
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
3 APPG Memberships
Germany , Romania , Switzerland
Lord Stevenson of Balmacara Portrait
Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Hendy Portrait
Lord Hendy
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
1 APPG Membership
Occupational Safety and Health
Dave Doogan Portrait
Dave Doogan
Officer
Scottish National Party - Angus
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Portrait
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Claire Hanna Portrait
Claire Hanna
Officer
Social Democratic & Labour Party - Belfast South
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Green New Deal , Performers' Alliance
Lord Kennedy of Southwark Portrait
Lord Kennedy of Southwark
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
3 APPG Memberships
Beer , District Councils , Wine and Spirits
Neil Coyle Portrait
Neil Coyle
Officer
Independent - Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Maria Caulfield Portrait
Maria Caulfield
Vice Chair
Conservative - Lewes
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Ruane Portrait
Chris Ruane
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Vale of Clwyd
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Pat McFadden Portrait
Pat McFadden
Officer
Labour - Wolverhampton South East
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Lord Bew Portrait
Lord Bew
Officer
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Coaker Portrait
Lord Coaker
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Stephen Pound Portrait
Stephen Pound
Officer
Labour - Former Member for Ealing North
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness O'Cathain Portrait
Baroness O'Cathain
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 19th June 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Vicky Ford Portrait
Vicky Ford
Officer
Conservative - Chelmsford
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 19th June 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Wigley Portrait
Lord Wigley
Officer
Plaid Cymru - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 19th June 2019
Conor Burns Portrait
Conor Burns
Officer
Conservative - Bournemouth West
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 19th June 2019
1 APPG Membership
Chile
Paul Farrelly Portrait
Paul Farrelly
Co-Secretary
Labour - Former Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
None Portrait
Ms Margaret Ritchie
Officer
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017