Dr. Christopher Moran Annual Anglo-Irish Dinner held at Crosby Hall

On the 16th of January 2020

Dr. Christopher Moran, Chairman of Co-operation Ireland with First Minister of Northern Ireland the Rt Hon Arlene Foster MLA and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland the Rt Hon Julian Smith MP at the annual Anglo-Irish dinner held on the 16th of January 2020 (Crosby Hall)
(Left to Right) First Minister of Northern Ireland the Rt Hon Arlene Foster MLA; Former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP; Current Secretary of State for Northern Ireland the Rt Hon Julian Smith MP; Dr. Christopher Moran, Chairman of Co-operation Ireland; Former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and current Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs the Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP
Dr. Christopher Moran, Chairman of Co-operation Ireland welcomes Deputy Head of Mission Mr. Gerald Angley representing the Embassy of Ireland in Great Britain
Dr. Christopher Moran, Chairman of Co-operation Ireland gladly received warm remarks given during the dinner by First Minister of Northern Ireland the Rt Hon Arlene Foster MLA and sent by Ireland’s Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney TD for the occasion. With Secretary of State for Northern Ireland the Rt Hon Julian Smith MP and Minister for International Trade the Rt Hon Conor Burns MP
Enjoying the speeches were the Rt Hon Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP, Former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, and Deputy Head of Mission Mr. Gerald Angley representing the Embassy of Ireland in Great Britain

Message from Simon Coveney, T.D., Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

“I am very sorry not to be able to join you all tonight, but I want to send my very best wishes and warmest regards – especially to Julian, to his government colleagues, and of course to the representatives of parties in Northern Ireland.

We and our respective teams have worked so closely together in recent months, with the political parties. And it was wonderful to see those efforts coming to fruition and leading to the restoration of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive, and the North South Ministerial Council, last weekend. This can bring about a new beginning for Northern Ireland, and for North-South relations.

This is such an excellent context for Co-operation Ireland to continue its hugely important work on the ground to promote peace and reconciliation. My sincerest thanks to you, Christopher, to Peter and all the people who make the organisation what it is.

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