Ireland and the Irish in Britain APPG

First Registered: 06/01/2017 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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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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Recent Documents related to Ireland and the Irish in Britain

1. Irish in Britain - written evidence
11/07/2018 - Inquiry: The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal - None
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Found: evidence - Irish in BritainWritten evidence submitted by Irish in Britain NEG0026 About Irish in Britain (IiB)Irish

2. Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe: 2019
13/02/2020 - Department for Transport
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Found: vehicles made 3.4 million trips travelling from Great Britain to Europe in 2019, a 3% decrease compared to the

3. Policy paper: Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and Ireland on the CTA
08/05/2019 - Cabinet Office
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Found: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ireland concerning the

4. Memorandum of understanding: Common Travel Area healthcare arrangements between the UK/Northern Ireland and Ireland
31/12/2020 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: healthcare arrangements between the UK/Northern Ireland and Ireland This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

5. 19 March 2020 - Letter to Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, ref the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland
19/03/2020 - Inquiry: 19 March 2020 - Letter to Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, ref the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland - European Union Committee
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Found: SW1A 2AS Dear Michael Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Thank you for agreeing to give evidence

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Ireland and the Irish in Britain

1. Brexit: Movement of Goods between Northern Ireland and Great Britain
24/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: This agreement is clear that Great Britain and Northern Ireland are one customs territory. Goods that - Speech Link
2: imposing different tariffs and rules between Northern Ireland and Wales, Scotland and England. The Prime Minister - Speech Link

2. Definition of Qualifying Northern Ireland Goods (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
30/11/2020 - Grand Committee

1: consider the Definition of Qualifying Northern Ireland Goods (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.Relevant - Speech Link
2: establishment of a definition of “qualifying Northern Ireland goods”, or QNIGs, as it says here in brackets; - Speech Link

3. Covid-19: Ireland
20/05/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: discussions they have had with the government of Ireland about the development of a co-ordinated all-island - Speech Link
2: is committed to working with the Government of Ireland on our response to the Covid-19 pandemic. There - Speech Link
3: better would that be if it was done on an all-Ireland basis because of the local geography, as stated - Speech Link

4. St Patrick’s Day
17/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Gentleman will know that I am very proud to have an Irish father and a Welsh mother, and I recently attended - Speech Link
2: Chamber, in his Adjournment debate, because I have an Irish grandmother. I just want to congratulate the hon - Speech Link
3: those in all our constituencies who hail from Ireland, from whichever side of the border they originate - Speech Link

5. Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
19/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: number of members of the public based in Great Britain who also wish to acquire, import, possess or use - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Ireland and the Irish in Britain
1. Irish Language: Northern Ireland
asked by: Conor McGinn
26/02/2018
... what her policy is on the introduction of an Irish Language Act.

2. Britain First
asked by: Paula Sherriff
19/02/2018
... what assessment she has made of the threat level of the group Britain First; and if she will make a statement.

3. Festival of Britain
asked by: Lord Porter of Spalding
28/01/2020
... about the role of councils in the upcoming Festival of Britain.

4. Global Britain Fund
asked by: Tom Brake
10/07/2018
... what the terms of reference are for the Global Britain Fund; and which projects have received funding from that fund.

5. Global Britain Fund
asked by: Emily Thornberry
10/07/2018
... what the evaluation criteria are for measuring the effectiveness of projects funded by the Global Britain Fund.

Latest Questions
33 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Doocey Portrait
Baroness Doocey
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Olympic and Paralympic Games , Portugal
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Honorary Secretary
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 6th January 2017
Mike Kane Portrait
Mike Kane
Officer
Labour - Wythenshawe and Sale East
Joined: 31st July 2019
1 APPG Membership
Holy See
Pat McFadden Portrait
Pat McFadden
Officer
Labour - Wolverhampton South East
Joined: 28th September 2017
Lord Empey Portrait
Lord Empey
Officer
Ulster Unionist Party - Life peer
Joined: 31st July 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Aerospace , Transatlantic Trade
Lord Brennan Portrait
Lord Brennan
Officer
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
4 APPG Memberships
British Council , Mexico , Microplastics , Spain
Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill Portrait
Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Stephen Doughty Portrait
Stephen Doughty
Officer
Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth
Joined: 8th April 2020
Huw Merriman Portrait
Huw Merriman
Officer
Conservative - Bexhill and Battle
Joined: 8th April 2020
Lord Murphy of Torfaen Portrait
Lord Murphy of Torfaen
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Archives and History , France
Stephen Farry Portrait
Stephen Farry
Officer
Alliance - North Down
Joined: 8th April 2020
Simon Hoare Portrait
Simon Hoare
Officer
Conservative - North Dorset
Joined: 8th April 2020
Baroness Harris of Richmond Portrait
Baroness Harris of Richmond
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 6th January 2017
Lord Davies of Stamford Portrait
Lord Davies of Stamford
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
4 APPG Memberships
Estonia , Germany , Romania , Switzerland
Lord Stevenson of Balmacara Portrait
Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Hendy Portrait
Lord Hendy
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Dave Doogan Portrait
Dave Doogan
Officer
Scottish National Party - Angus
Joined: 8th April 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Celtic Nations , Engineering
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Portrait
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
Officer
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Claire Hanna Portrait
Claire Hanna
Officer
Social Democratic & Labour Party - Belfast South
Joined: 8th April 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Green New Deal , HIV and AIDS
Lord Kennedy of Southwark Portrait
Lord Kennedy of Southwark
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
3 APPG Memberships
Beer , Credit Unions , District Councils
Neil Coyle Portrait
Neil Coyle
Officer
Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Joined: 8th April 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Conor McGinn MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4367.

Email: conor.mcginn.mp@parliament.uk

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

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

Former APPG Officers
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
1 APPG Membership
Archives and History
Lord Coaker Portrait
Lord Coaker
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
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
1 APPG Membership
Energy Studies
Lord Wigley Portrait
Lord Wigley
Officer
Plaid Cymru - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 19th June 2019
3 APPG Memberships
Hydrogen , Learning Disability , Water
Conor Burns Portrait
Conor Burns
Officer
Conservative - Bournemouth West
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 19th June 2019
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
Margaret Ferrier Portrait
Margaret Ferrier
Officer
Independent - Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
None Portrait
Ms Margaret Ritchie
Officer
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017