British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly 46th Plenary held at LYIT

A rare insight into Anglo-Irish Politics

British_Irish Parliamentary Assembly‎Photo by Darren Foy, Studio8

The British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly held its 46th plenary session at LYIT this week.  An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and members from the UK Parliament, the Houses of the Oireachtas, the Scottish Parliament, the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Welsh Assembly, the High Court of Tynwald (Isle of Man) and the States of Guernsey and Jersey were all in attendance at the LYIT campus.

The Taoiseach spoke about the importance of continuing the work of the Good Friday agreement especially during the current “Flag Protests” in Northern Ireland.  He referred to the progress which the Government has made in addressing the Irish economy.  However not everyone agrees, as a small group protested about austerity measures outside the college during his visit.

Paul Hannigan, LYIT President, said, “It was a real privilege to host such a high-profile political event here in Donegal, and a great opportunity for our staff and students to see politics at work on an international scale.”

Wed, 06 Mar 2013 11:37:00 GMT


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