Countdown to St Patrick's Day!

Two weeks to go until our St Patrick's Day celebration!
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Guest blog: Labour's Michael Cashman on Northern Ireland marriage equality vote

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As a campaigner for human rights and civil liberties I believe Monday's vote on equal marriage in Northern Ireland is a crucial opportunity for the Assembly to stand up for equality and proudly state that civil marriage should be open to all citizens, whether lesbian, gay or straight. How we treat our citizens defines us as a society, and it cannot be right to continue to discriminate on the basis of a person’s sexuality.

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It's time for marriage equality in Northern Ireland

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Next week the Northern Ireland Assembly will vote on whether civil marriage should be open to all citizens, whether lesbian, gay or straight. This is the fifth debate on marriage equality in recent years the first since the historic referendum vote in the Republic of Ireland earlier this year.

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Irish Reception great success at Labour's 2015 conference

FullSizeRender.jpgThanks to everyone who came to this year's Irish Reception at Labour Party conference which saw a packed out attendance as friends came together from the Labour Party Irish Society, the Irish Labour Party and the SDLP. 

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Irish Reception at Labour Conference

This year's conference reception, held jointly the Labour Party Irish Society, the SDLP and Irish Labour Party, will be on Monday 28th August from 6-8pm in The Grand Hotel.

Those of you who have attended in previous years will know that this is always a great event to hear from our sister parties and enjoy a few drinks with comrades from Britain and Ireland.

Speakers will be John Lyons TD, Alasdair McDonnell MP, Alison McGovern MP and Ambassador Daniel Mulhall, with Conor McGinn MP who is Chair of the Irish in Britain group in Parliament coordinating proceedings. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Labour Irish St Patrick's Day reception 2015

Thanks to everyone who came to the Houses of Parliament last night for the Labour Party Irish Society's St Patrick’s Day celebration. It was great so see so many people enjoying time with many Labour politicians and community members present. A special thanks to our keynote speakers Pat McFadden MP and Ambassador Dan Mulhall.

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