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Oireachtas All / Cross Party 'Friends of' Groups

lostexpectation

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In the Uk these groups are much more formal and have to be registered All-Party Groups - UK Parliament in Ireland its hard to find out any information about them or who is in them, were these groups mentioned in the registration lobbying or regulations? are they to be listed? I made a list of all I could find https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqAEiinGYynOdGlDRmlWam5oRFg4TktKa2dLWVZFNXc&usp=drive_web#gid=2 which of any of these are active? who is in them?

all / cross party groups on

Mental Health
Penal Reform
Undocumented Irish in the United States
Patient Support Group
Sexual and reproductive health
rendition
Dublin Monaghan bombings
Alcohol abuse
Human dignity group
SMEs
Northern Ireland
Childens rights
Cochlear
Mental health
Supports in Mainstream School for Children with Down's syndrome
European Association for African politicians AWEPA
Aid

friends of

Oireachtas Friends of Palestine Group
Oireachtas Friends of Israel
The Oireachtas 'Friends of Science'
Friends of Dementia
Friends of Sport Group

ad hoc

all-party cross-border group of Oireachtas and Assembly members dealing with the crisis in Quinn Insurance Ltd
minors
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
Symphysiotomy
Direct Provision
Magdalene
betting
banks
electoral reform


and

Consultation Group on Commemorations​


links to where these groups were mentioned at this link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqAEiinGYynOdGlDRmlWam5oRFg4TktKa2dLWVZFNXc&usp=drive_web#gid=1
 
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So why are you asking which ones are active? If you've googled them it's apparent right? You've listed 40 current affair issues, do you want to discuss them all here? Or do you want to discuss the general effectiveness of cross party groups compared to the effectiveness in the UK?
 

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a list of friendship groups from 2017 FOI R1614 - Friendship Groups - Google Sheets

CountryLetter to other ParliamentChairConvenor
Australia29/3/2017Ceann ComhairlePat the Cope Gallagher, TD
Austria25/10/2018Ceann ComhairleColm Brophy, TD
Canada23/3/2017Ceann ComhairleAlan Farrell, TD
China12/5/2017Ceann ComhairlePat Casey, TD
Croatia15/3/2017Ceann ComhairleJohn Brassil, TD
Cuba23/3/2017Ceann ComhairleThomas Pringle, TD
Cyprus13/12/2017Ceann ComhairleSen Frank Feighan
Egypt22/5/2018Ceann ComhairleDarragh O’Brien, TD
Estonia10/2/2017Ceann ComhairleSean Sherlock, TD
France1/3/2017Ceann ComhairleSen Neale Richmond
Georgia28/11/2017Ceann ComhairleNoel Grealish, TD
Germany10/2/2017Ceann ComhairleSen Gerard Craughwell
Greece18/4/2017Ceann ComhairleSen Ned O'Sullivan
Hungary23/3/2017Ceann ComhairleJohn Lahart, TD
India22/5/2017Ceann ComhairleAindrias Moynihan, TD
Iran1/6/2017Ceann ComhairleJames Browne, TD
Italy23/3/2017Ceann ComhairleSen Ronan Mullen
Japan30/3/2017Ceann ComhairleSen Pádraig Mac Lochlainn
Latvia1/6/2017Ceann ComhairleSen Martin Conway
Lithuania1/6/2017Ceann ComhairleSen Colette Kelleher
Nepal3/4/2017Ceann ComhairleMaureen O'Sullivan, TD
New Zealand29/3/2017Ceann ComhairleJohn Curran, TD
Palestine30/3/2017Ceann ComhairleAengus Ó Snodaigh, TD
Poland2/3/2017Ceann ComhairleSen Jerry Buttimer
Portugal1/6/2017Ceann ComhairleWillie Penrose, TD
Romania25/10/2018Ceann ComhairleSen Gerry Horkan
Russia23/3/2017Ceann ComhairleFergus O’Dowd, TD
Slovenia7/12/2017Ceann ComhairleSen Terry Leyden
South Korea24/1/2018Ceann ComhairleBrendan Howlin, TD
Spain30/3/2017Ceann ComhairleMarc MacSharry, TD
UAE26/9/2017Ceann ComhairleDeclan Breathnach, TD
Ukraine1/6/2017Ceann ComhairleSen Maria Byrne
USA16/5/2017Ceann ComhairleBernard Durkan, TD, and Sen Mark Daly

might help you find where you TD is going on junkets
 
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Ah yes. The Oireachtas Friends of Free Flights Committee.
 


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