18 June 2019

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Rt Hon. David Lidington MP, will host the 32nd British-Irish Council Summit meeting next week. It will be the fifth time the BIC Summit has been hosted by the Government of the United Kingdom. The meeting will be attended by leaders and Ministers from the Council’s Member Administrations.  

One of the main discussion topics at the summit will focus on the transition to smart energy systems, across the eight BIC jurisdictions: supporting the decarbonisation of energy and an important step in combatting climate change.

22 February 2019

The British-Irish Council held a marine litter symposium today hosted by the Scottish Government. The environment Ministers from across the Member Administrations of the British-Irish Council were welcomed to the Strathclyde University Technology and Innovation Centre by Roseanna Cunningham MSP Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform.

The full communiqué can be viewed here.


09 November 2018

The British-Irish Council (BIC) held its 31st Summit meeting today hosted by the Government of the Isle of Man. The heads of delegation were welcomed to the Island on behalf of the Government of the Isle of Man by the Chief Minister, Howard Quayle MHK. In addition to welcoming first time attendees to the Council, the Chief Minister paid tribute to Carwyn Jones AM, who today attended his eighteenth and final British-Irish Council Summit as First Minister of Wales. A full list of Ministerial participants is attached in the communiqué.