The British Irish Parliamentary Assembly conference will be held in Sligo in March.
Confirming the development, Vice-Chair of the Assembly Roscommon-based Senator Frank Feighan says this is a significant development for Sligo and the North-West with politicians from Northern Ireland, the UK, Scotland and Wales set to visit the region to discuss the many challenges posed by Brexit.
Sligo’s close proximity to the border and the need to protect our regional economy will be at the top of Senator Feighan’s agenda for the March conference.
He says the event will also provide an opportunity to showcase Sligo and the North-West region.
The British Irish Parliamentary Assembly is formed of members of the Houses of the Oireachtas, Houses of Parliament, Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales, Northern Ireland Assembly, High Court of Tynwald (Isle of Man) and the States of Guernsey and Jersey.