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Anniversary Of The Ireland Fund Of Great Britain

EDM number 190 in 2013-14, proposed by Jim Dobbin on 05/06/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Economic situation, Incomes and poverty and Western Europe.

That this House notes that 21 June 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Ireland Fund of Great Britain by Sir Tony O'Reilly and Dan Rooney, now the US Ambassador to Ireland; recalls that at the time of the Fund's launch in 1988, many thousands of Irishmen and women had left Ireland to come to Great Britain to avoid the troubles and to seek an alternative to economic decline and high unemployment; welcomes the support given by the Fund over the last 25 years for projects involving peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland as well as health, heritage, education and welfare; is reminded that in 2007 the Fund's Patron, Peter Sutherland and President Mary McAleese launched the Forgotten Irish campaign to raise awareness of and financial support for the, by then, ageing Irish diaspora resident in Great Britain many of whom, after a lifetime of hard work, were living in lonely poverty without the support of family or friends; and congratulates the Fund on its continuing work to aid and assist those elderly Irish in Great Britain who find themselves in greatest need.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs.

Jim Dobbin05/06/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourProposed
Margaret Ritchie05/06/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Chris Ruane05/06/2013Vale of ClwydLabourSeconded
Paul Murphy05/06/2013TorfaenLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley05/06/2013Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Rosie Cooper05/06/2013West LancashireLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan05/06/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Paul Farrelly05/06/2013Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
Alan Meale05/06/2013MansfieldLabourSigned
Jim Shannon05/06/2013StrangfordDUPSigned
Martin Caton06/06/2013GowerLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn06/06/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
Frank Doran12/06/2013Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Edward Leigh13/06/2013GainsboroughConservativeSigned
Shaun Woodward11/07/2013St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
David Crausby18/07/2013Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell11/09/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned

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