65th BIPA meet to take place

Assembly to meet at K Club.

The 65th plenary of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly will be held next week.

The event involving politicians and diplomats from the UK and Ireland will meet on Monday and Tuesday, October 23-24 at the K Club Hotel, Straffan, Co Kildare.

Minister for Finance Michael McGrath and the UK Minister of State for Northern Ireland Steve Baker will address the assembly on Monday.

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform Ossian Smyth TD and British Ambassador to Ireland Paul Johnson will also address the Assembly.

Lawmakers from Ireland and all the British legislatures, and the Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories gather twice a year to discuss matters of mutual interest.

BIPA’s sub-committee will present a report to members entitled: "Protecting the Common Travel Area in post Brexit era”.

Cavan-Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD, Brendan Smith, is a member of the assembly.