This week Michael was part of a cross-party delegation to Dublin for discussions with the Irish Government and political parties about strengthening the bilateral relations between Britain and Ireland, working together post-Brexit and defending the Good Friday Agreement.
Michael met the Irish Prime Minister, Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD (pictured below), in Leinster House, home of the Irish Parliament in Dublin. Additionally Michael had meetings with the Irish Foreign Ministry and the British Embassy.
Michael was also promoting the work of CHAMP, a cross-party, cross-community organisation that works to promote dialogue and relationships on the island of Ireland and between Ireland and the UK, strengthening the peace process and increasing opportunities to work together for the good of all. You can find out more here.
Commenting Michael said:
"CHAMP does incredibly important work and I'd like to pay tribute to James Winston and Josh Stephens from the organisation. I'd also like to thank Conor McGinn MP, who led our delegation, and in particular Senator Frank Feighan for being such a great host".