Ireland and the Irish in Britain APPG

First Registered: 06/01/2017 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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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. Dr Sylvia de Mars, Mr Colin Murray, Prof Aoife O’Donoghue and Dr Ben Warwick
13/02/2019 - Inquiry: Implications of the EU withdrawal agreement and the backstop for Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
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Found: Ben Warwick (EUW0020)Evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee for its ‘Implications of the

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 includes a revised protocol for Northern Ireland/Ireland, which has been extensively debated in this - 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: very good co-operation between Northern Ireland and Ireland on this. The more rapidly we can identify - 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
4: celebrated St Patrick’s Day on Saturday evening in the Irish club, with an acting mayor, Councillor Collette - Speech Link
5: supporters of St Patrick’s Day and perhaps a wee bit Irish as well. I am speaking as British person, of course - Speech Link
6: our pleasure that the ecclesiastical history of Ireland is being repeated yet again with my hon. Friend - 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

6. Customs Miscellaneous Non-fiscal Provisions and Amendments etc. (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
19/01/2021 - Grand Committee

1: Northern Ireland protocol, certain provisions of EU law continue to apply in Northern Ireland after the - Speech Link

7. Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Access for Goods
12/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: our commitment to unfettered access for Northern Ireland goods moving to the rest of the UK market. We are - Speech Link
2: chains and other business consortia in Northern Ireland are deeply concerned that goods supply lines will - Speech Link
3: pre-packaged products for retail solely in Northern Ireland. We are continuing to pursue specific solutions - Speech Link
4: components of the re-formation of the Northern Ireland Executive. The UK Government are seeking to fulfil - Speech Link
5: Audit Office report on Friday. Regarding Northern Ireland, food and drink producers still do not yet know - Speech Link
6: guarantees, both for trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland—with a few minor checks—and of course - Speech Link

8. Oral Answers to Questions
02/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: potential merits of devolving spending in Northern Ireland of (a) structural and (b) investment funding after - Speech Link
2: that it is used most effectively. The Northern Ireland Executive and the other devolved Administrations - Speech Link
3: week’s Bill will not further undermine the Northern Ireland protocol and the chances of a deal and the certainty - Speech Link
4: requirements and demands made by and within Northern Ireland would be enhanced and likely to receive a more - Speech Link
5: have the Office for Budget responsibility and the Irish Government have an independent fiscal council, people - Speech Link
6: has made of the effect on businesses in Northern Ireland of negotiations on the future relationship between - Speech Link
7: United Kingdom, including, of course, Northern Ireland, stands to benefit from such a trading relationship - Speech Link

9. Northern Ireland Protocol: UK Approach
20/05/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Government’s approach to implementing the Northern Ireland protocol as part of the withdrawal agreement with - Speech Link

10. Brexit: Financial Assistance for Businesses
26/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: for Northern Ireland this week that there will not be a regulatory border in the Irish Sea, and that - Speech Link
2: will try to answer one or two of them. Northern Ireland will continue to be part of the UK customs territories - Speech Link
3: conceded that there will be a regulatory border in the Irish Sea, but there is confusion over that because the - Speech Link
4: Have government answers with regard to Northern Ireland not been quite inadequate on every occasion? - Speech Link
5: Secretary of State concerning no border down the Irish Sea and the assurance of the Prime Minister. Will - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Ireland and the Irish in Britain
1. Assistance Animals: Republic of Ireland
asked by: Stephen Farry
09/02/2021
... Northern Ireland and Ireland.

2. Independent Commission on Information Retrieval
asked by: Louise Haigh
26/10/2020
... on the information retrieval provisions contained in that statement.

3. Manufacturing Industries: Republic of Ireland
asked by: Lord Dodds of Duncairn
25/07/2018
... what estimate he has made of the money accrued to the public purse of cross-border manufacturing processes between (a) Great Britain and Northern Ireland and (b) the Irish Republic.

4. Republic of Ireland: Diplomatic Service
asked by: Lord Kilclooney
26/09/2016
...To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether HE Dan Mulhall is the Irish Ambassador to Great Britain or to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

5. Northern Ireland Government
asked by: Louise Haigh
12/05/2020
... on the information retrieval provisions contained in that statement.

Latest Questions
33 Current APPG Officers
Mark Logan Portrait
Mark Logan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Bolton North East
Joined: 8th April 2020
Baroness Doocey Portrait
Baroness Doocey
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Olympic and Paralympic Games , Portugal
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
3 APPG Memberships
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
1 APPG Membership
Archives and History
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
5 APPG Memberships
Estonia , France , 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
Bahrain , Celtic Nations
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
1 APPG Membership
Green New Deal
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
2 APPG Memberships
Cricket , Energy Studies
Lord Wigley Portrait
Lord Wigley
Officer
Plaid Cymru - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 19th June 2019
4 APPG Memberships
Argentina , Hydrogen , Learning Disability , Water
Conor Burns Portrait
Conor Burns
Officer
Conservative - Bournemouth West
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 19th June 2019
1 APPG Membership
Education Technology
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