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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ireland and the Irish in Britain

Members of Parliament and Peers from across Britain and Northern Ireland come together as part of this All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), which celebrates the Irish in Britain and the close ties between Ireland and the UK. Nearly every political party is represented. 

The chair of the APPG is Karin Smyth MP and Irish in Britain acts as official secretariat. We co-host events and provide resources to APPG members on community issues. 

You can learn more about the Irish populations of British constituencies through our interactive map of Irish-born people in British constituencies, as well as our Mapping the Irish story from 2019. You can find reports on the Irish community in Britain published through our census project.  

We are active in maintaining links with political parties, the Irish Embassy and Irish councillors. 

Chair and Registered Contact:

Karin Smyth MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.

Public Enquiry Point:

Irish in Britain, Haringey Community Centre, Pretoria Road, London N17 8DX.

Tel: 0203 903 0991


Officers for 2023/24




Chair & Registered Contact

Karin Smyth MP


Vice Chair

Martin Docherty–Hughes MP

Scottish National Party

Vice Chair

James Daly MP


Vice Chair

Stephen Farry MP

Alliance Party

Honorary Secretary

Sir Peter Bottomley MP


Honorary Secretary

Lord Dubs


Honorary Treasurer

Conor McGinn MP