About the NSMC
It brings together ministers from the Northern Ireland Executive and the Irish Government, to develop consultation, co-operation and action within the island of Ireland on matters of mutual interest.
The NSMC oversees the work of 12 Areas for Co-operation. The North/South Implementation Bodies Northern Ireland Order 1999 gave domestic effect to the establishment of six North/South Implementation Bodies.
The Council is supported by a Joint Secretariat in Armagh staffed by personnel from The Executive Office and the Irish Civil Service.
For more information on the work of the Joint Secretariat, including annual reports and relevant contact details, please visit the NSMC website.