Tuesday 8 March 2016 – Afterwork: St. Patrick’s Day


On Tuesday 8th of March 2016, the European Parliamentary Association held its first afterwork, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This new format of event is aimed at promoting different national traditions among MEPs and celebrating the contribution of different Member States to the European cultural heritage.

The evening was opened by a keynote speech of Mairead McGuinness, Vice president of the European Parliament, who reminded the audience about the enduring relevance of the message of St. Patrick, Patron of Ireland.

Several Members of the European Parliament, together with some Irish officials of the Council of Europe, took part to the event and enjoyed each other’s company in an atmosphere marked by the traditional Irish music of the group of Yves Béraud.