Sinn Féin’s Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD, has welcomed the first plenary session of the new all-Ireland, North-South Inter-parliamentary Association to be held in the Seanad chamber at Leinster House tomorrow.
Deputy Ó Caoláin said:
“I warmly welcome the first meeting of this inter-parliamentary body and am looking forward to participating in it.
“This is further progress in the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement and a unique opportunity for politicians from the Assembly, and the Dáil and Seanad, to maximise co-operation.
“Our first meeting will discuss the important issues of child protection and the reopening of the Ulster Canal. The association will receive briefings from experts in the field such as Dr Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur for child protection and Brian Cassells, past president of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland, among others.”
Note to editors:
The Sinn Féin members of the North South Interparliamentary Association who are attending the meeting: Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD, Barry McElduff MLA, Jonathan O’Brien TD, Caitriona Ruane MLA, Megan Fearon MLA, Mitchel McLaughlin MLA and Daithí McKay MLA will be available for a photocall at 12.15pm.
At this time also, party president Gerry Adams TD will be available to speak to media.