When stimulating political dialogue and co-operation on Irish affairs, we also celebrate our own Irish culture and sports. We are a generation looking to the future without fear of our own identity or of our place in 21st Century Britain.
FIS builds upon its reputation as a representative voice of the community, highlighting the Irish dimension of issues before Parliament. We track developments in legislation and help hold the Government to account through the select committee system. We encourage Parliament and public bodies to consult with the wider community.
The Irish in Britain are a part of a global community - reaching out across these islands and around the world. FIS believes in developing awareness of the international Irish Diaspora, strengthening links and learning from other experiences.
FIS has been a strong persuader for the Irish peace process, welcoming the Good Friday Agreement and the institutions created by it. Building on sound foundations, the political process continues today and FIS supports its further development by backing consolidation of the peace in the North, strengthening the all-Ireland dimension, promoting reconciliation, supporting victims and dealing with the past.