The North/South Inter-Parliamentary Association (NSIPA) provides a forum for regular formal discussions between Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Members of the Houses of the Oireachtas on issues of mutual interest and concern.

NSIPA meets twice yearly on a rotational basis between the Houses of the Oireachtas and the Northern Ireland Assembly. Membership is drawn in equal numbers from the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Houses of the Oireachtas. It comprises 48 members plus two Joint Chairs.

The establishment of such an inter-parliamentary forum was envisaged in the Good Friday Agreement (1998) and the St Andrew’s Agreement (2006). NSIPA held its first meeting in the Seanad Chamber, Leinster House on 12 October 2012.

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Membership

Executive members

*Seán Barrett TD Fine Gael
Paula Bradley MLA DUP
Judith Cochrane MLA Alliance 
Frank Feighan TD Fine Gael 
Samuel Gardiner MBE JP MLA UUP 
Dominic Hannigan TD Labour
Séamus Kirk TD Fianna Fáil
*Mitchel McLaughlin MLA Sinn Féin
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD Sinn Féin 
Thomas Pringle TD Technical Group (Independent) 
Pat Ramsey MLA SDLP
Caitríona Ruane MLA Sinn Féin

*Joint Chairs

Association members

james Bannon TD Fine Gael
Senator Seán Barrett Independent Group (University Panel)
Pat Breen TD Fine Gael
Senator Terry Brennan Fine Gael
Joe Byrne MLA SDLP
Adrian Cochrane-Watson MLA UUP
Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy TD Fine Gael
Senator Jim D’Arcy Fine Gael
Sammy Douglas MLA DUP
Gordon Dunne MLA DUP
Bernard Durkan TD Fine Gael
Megan Fearon MLA Sinn Féin
Phil Flanagan MLA Sinn Féin
Dinny McGinley TD Fine Gael
Finian McGrath TD Technical Group
David McIlveen MLA DUP
Daithí McKay MLA Sinn Féin
Karen McKevitt MLA SDLP
Michael McNamara TD Labour
Senator Paschal Mooney Fianna Fáil
Senator Mary Moran Labour
Stephen Moutray MLA DUP
Dan Neville TD Fine Gael
Cathal Ó hOisín MLA Sinn Féin
Jonathan O’Brien TD Sinn Féin
Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell Independent Group (Taoiseach Nominees)
Alex Maskey MLA Sinn Féin
Fergus O'Dowd TD Fine Gael
Alastair Ross MLA DUP
Brendan Smith TD Fianna Fáil
Joanna Tuffy TD Labour
Jack Wall TD Labour
Peter Weir MLA DUP
Jim Wells MLA DUP

Substitute members

Jerry Buttimer TD Fine Gael
Sean Conlan TD Fine Gael
Senator Paul Coghlan Fine Gael
Michael Colreavy TD Sinn Féin
Stewart Dickson MLA Alliance
Claire Hanna MLA SDLP
Chris Hazzard MLA Sinn Féin
Fearghal McKinney MLA SDLP
Maeve McLaughlin MLA Sinn Féin
Oliver McMullan MLA Sinn Féin
Alban Maginness MLA SDLP
Trevor Lunn MLA Alliance
Sean Rogers MLA SDLP
Robin Swann MLA UUP

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Clerk
Noel Murphy
(+353) 1 618 3167
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