On Tuesday, 14 March, CHAMP held its annual St Patrick’s Day Reception on the House of Lords Terrace, hosted jointly by our four Co-Chairs Baroness Blood, Lord Dubs, Baroness Harris and Baroness O’Cathain.
CHAMP was pleased to welcome special guest speakers Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office Kris Hopkins MP, Ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain HE Dan Mulhall and Chair of the Ireland & Irish in Britain All Party Parliamentary Group Conor McGinn MP, who used the event to underline the importance of good British – Irish relations and relations on the island of Ireland.
CHAMP welcomed business and community leaders as well as politicians from across Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland to the event and we were delighted that distinguished singer Peter Corry performed at the event.
Commenting on the event, CHAMP Director James Winston said:
“At a crucial time for British – Irish diplomatic relations, the CHAMP St Patrick’s Day Reception celebrates the tremendous progress that has been made in peace and prosperity across these islands.
“We must all redouble our efforts to promote good relations in the coming months and years and CHAMP will work hard to create spaces where people can come together to express their views forcefully, but with respect.”
CHAMP is very grateful to our sponsors Tourism Ireland, The Irish Post and the Financial Services Union of Ireland.