Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP and Liam Aylward MEP are pictured with the Nobel Peace Prize which was awarded to the European Union for its contribution to peace since World War II.

In the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Nobel medal was symbolically handed over to 20 people of different ages and nationalities representing all European citizens. The Fianna Fáil MEPs said in Ireland we must always recognise the positive role played by the EU to the Irish peace process through the International Fund for Ireland and Peace and Reconciliation.