Ireland and the Irish in Britain APPG

First Registered: 06/01/2017 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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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.

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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. Explanatory memorandum: UK/Ireland: Convention on Social Security
12/02/2019 - Treaty
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Found: GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF IRELANDConvention

4. 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

5. 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)

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. 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

5. 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

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Ireland and the Irish in Britain
1. Irish Language
asked by: Bell Ribeiro-Addy
03/11/2021
... what steps he is taking to introduce an Irish language Bill.

2. Irish Language: Northern Ireland
asked by: Conor McGinn
26/02/2018
... what her policy is on the introduction of an Irish Language Act.

3. Insulate Britain: Demonstrations
asked by: Lord Storey
08/11/2021
... and (2) have broken court injunctions.

4. Insulate Britain: Demonstrations
asked by: Lord Rogan
22/11/2021
... during the Insulate Britain protest in Westminster on 3 November.

5. Insulate Britain: Demonstrations
asked by: Lord Rogan
22/11/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government the total cost of policing the Insulate Britain protest in Westminster on 3 November.

Latest Questions
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8 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Harris of Richmond Portrait
Baroness Harris of Richmond
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 6th January 2017
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Honorary Secretary
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 6th January 2017
70 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Arts and Heritage , Austria , BBC , Black Maternal Health , Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business Owners , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Citizens Rights , Commonwealth , 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 , Fatherhood , Flags and Heraldry , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Insurance and Financial Services , Internet, Communications and Technology , Kosovo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , Longevity , Media , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , Park Homes , Period Equality , Photography , Race and Community , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Retail Crime , Road Freight and Logistics , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Single Parent Families , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Science and Policy , Social Work , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Votes at 16 , Western Rail Link to Heathrow , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs
Lord Dubs Portrait
Lord Dubs
Honorary Secretary
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 6th January 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

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

Email: conor.mcginn.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

Benefits in Kind
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 Doocey Portrait
Baroness Doocey
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Olympic and Paralympic Games , Portugal
Mike Kane Portrait
Mike Kane
Officer
Labour - Wythenshawe and Sale East
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 21st April 2021
1 APPG Membership
Holy See
Pat McFadden Portrait
Pat McFadden
Officer
Labour - Wolverhampton South East
Joined: 28th September 2017
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
5 APPG Memberships
British Council , Mexico , Microplastics , Spain , Thailand
Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill Portrait
Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
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
Stephen Farry Portrait
Stephen Farry
Officer
Alliance - North Down
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
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
4 APPG Memberships
Estonia , 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
No other APPG Memberships
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
Lord Kennedy of Southwark Portrait
Lord Kennedy of Southwark
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Beer , District Councils
Neil Coyle Portrait
Neil Coyle
Officer
Labour - 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
1 APPG Membership
Archives and History
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
2 APPG Memberships
Hydrogen , Learning Disability
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