Senator Coghlan serves on theBritish-Irish Parliamentary Assemblyand on Committee A which deals with Sovereign Matters. Committee A considers sovereign matters of relevance to both Britain and Ireland. It has examined and made recommendations on a number of important issues over the last 20 years including:
The workings of the Anglo-Irish Agreement
Extradition and transfer of prisoners
Co-operation between policing services
Freedom of movement between Britain and Ireland
He is a member of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland, the Life Insurance Association and the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers.