The Council’s Misuse of Substances work sector held a Ministerial meeting in Cardiff this morning hosted by Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Social Services and Public Health. The Irish Government leads this work sector for the Council and the meeting was chaired by Catherine Byrne TD, Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy.
The British-Irish Council’s Indigenous, Minority and Lesser-Used (IML) Languages work sector held a Ministerial meeting in Edinburgh today. The meeting was hosted and chaired by John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, on behalf of the Scottish Government.
The meeting was attended by Ministers from the UK and Irish Governments, the Devolved Administrations of Scotland and Wales, and the Governments of Jersey and the Isle of Man.
The First Minister of Wales, the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, hosted the twenty-eighth Summit meeting of the British-Irish Council in Cardiff today. The meeting was attended by Heads of Administration and Ministers from the eight Council administrations: the Irish and UK Governments; the devolved administrations of the Welsh Government, the Scottish Government and the Northern Ireland Executive; and the Governments of the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey.