The British Irish Council

The British-Irish Council was established to ‘promote the harmonious and mutually beneficial development of relationships among the peoples of the United Kingdom and Ireland'. It is made up of representatives of the British and Irish Governments, of the devolved institutions in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

Work of the British Irish Council

The Council has decided as a priority to examine and develop policies for co-operation on drugs, social exclusion, the environment and transport. Other areas for discussion will include agriculture, tourism, health, education, approaches to European Union issues, links between cities, towns and local districts, sporting activity and minority and lesser-used languages.

For further information please visit the British Irish Council website.

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