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Plenary Sessions

We meet in plenary session twice yearly, alternating between venues in Britain and Ireland. Each plenary lasts one and a half days and is overseen by the two Co-Chairs. 

Our members sit in alphabetical order rather than as delegations of their respective legislatures, and national representation is only relevant for the purposes of the quorum and the tabling of certain motions and amendments.

The parliaments, regional assemblies and devolved institutions represented share a common tradition and style of debate, and these common roots are reflected in the way the Assembly operates.

The next plenary will take place in Malahide, Co. Dublin from 3-5 July 2016.

The most recent plenary session was held in Cheltenahm in November 2015.

The previous plenary session was held in Dublin in February 2015. It took place in the Seanad Chamber in Leinster House and in Croke Park on 23 and 24 February. Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD delivered the opening address before a later speech by Minister Donohoe on the role of sport and reconciliation. The Assembly Members then moved on to the Garden of Remembrance and Croke Park.

Delegates to the 42nd plenary of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, 13-14 June 2011
Delegates to the 42nd plenary of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, 13-14 June 2011
Delegates to the 41st plenary of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly, at the Villa Marina, Isle of Man, 22-23 November 2010
Delegates to the 41st plenary of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly, at the Villa Marina, Isle of Man, 22-23 November 2010
Delegates to the 47th plenary of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly, in London on 21 and 22 October 2013
Delegates to the 47th plenary of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly, in London on 21 and 22 October 2013
Delegates to the 44th plenary of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly, Seanad Chamber, Leinster House, Dublin, 15-16 May 2012
Delegates to the 44th plenary of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly, Seanad Chamber, Leinster House, Dublin, 15-16 May 2012
Delegates to the 43rd plenary of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly, Grand Hotel, Brighton, 24-25 October 2011
Delegates to the 43rd plenary of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly, Grand Hotel, Brighton, 24-25 October 2011
Delegates to the 45th plenary of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly, Glasgow, 22-23 October 2012
Delegates to the 45th plenary of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly, Glasgow, 22-23 October 2012
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