Fianna Fáil TD for Louth, Seámus Kirk, has welcomed the establishment of the new North-South Inter-Parliamentary Association.
The new body, made up of 48 members, is drawn equally from the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Dáil. It will have two plenary sessions a year, one in the Dáil and one at Stormount. The first session will take place in Dublin on October 12th.
Deputy Kirk, who is a member of the new association commented: “I welcome the establishment of the North-South Inter-Parliamentary Association. It is a mark of the political progress we have made on both sides of the border that we have such a body.
“This will be invaluable for all the public representatives in the association. We will be afforded a great opportunity to exchange political views and engage in plenty of dialogue in areas of mutual interest and co-operation. Areas like the existing road network and health concerns are among the fundamental issues, which will be discussed.
“I am looking forward to the various working groups that will be established and travelling to Stormount to work with our counterparts in the Northern Ireland Assembly. These plenary sessions will continue to foster the great relations we already have together.”