Global Irish Parliamentarians
Gather in Dublin

Pictured above at Croke Park are forum participants (left to right) British Labour MP Jon Cruddas, Congressman Neal, Minister Deenihan, South Down SDLP MP Margaret Ritchie, and Western Australia Legislative Council member Stephen Dawson.
Pictured above at Croke Park are forum participants (left to right) British Labour MP Jon Cruddas, Congressman Neal, Minister Deenihan, South Down SDLP MP Margaret Ritchie, and Western Australia Legislative Council member Stephen Dawson.

By Adam Farley, Deputy Editor
October / November 2015

In September, 44 political representatives with Irish connections from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and France convened in Dublin for the first-ever Global Irish Parliamentarians’ Forum, hosted by Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan. The forum was established to foster Ireland’s relationship with its diaspora and included briefings on Ireland’s economic development and 1916 commemorations. Among the American participants were Congressman Richard Neal (D – MA), all of whose grandparents were born in Ireland and who has been a friend of the peace process his entire congressional career, and Congressman Brendan Boyle (D – PA), the only member of the House of Representatives with an Irish-born parent. ♦

One Response to “Global Irish Parliamentarians
Gather in Dublin”

  1. “Peace process” “peace” “peace” What are you talking about? War! And a united Ireland. So what if they have atomic weapons – the pen is mightier than the atomic bomb!

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