Minister Andrews praises work of Federation of Irish Societies in Britain
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr David Andrews, T.D., met today with a delegation from the Federation of Irish Societies at Leinster House. The delegation is in Dublin for its annual series of meetings with the Irish Government.
Welcoming the delegation to Leinster House, Minister Andrews said "the Government deeply values the support received from the Federation of Irish Societies for its approach to the Peace Process".
Noting that the Federation is the primary representative organisation of the Irish Community in Britain, the Minister emphasised the need for dialogue between the Government and the Irish Community abroad. He said an important aspect of this dialogue with the Irish Community in Britain was the flow of information in the establishment of the new Institutional framework envisaged by the Good Friday Agreement, including the British Irish Council.
Note for Editors
The Federation of Irish Societies represents over 100 Irish organisations in Britain. A delegation of the Society visits Dublin annually to meet with members of the Government to discuss the position of the Irish Community in Britain.