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04 October 2019

The British-Irish Council (BIC) held an Early Years Policy Ministerial meeting today, hosted in Tŷ Hywel, Cardiff by the Welsh Government.  Ministers approved the Forward Work Plan of the sector.

The meeting was chaired by Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister for Health & Social Services in the Welsh Government.  Deputy Minister Morgan welcomed Ministers and Officials from across the eight Member Administrations of BIC to Cardiff, emphasising the critical importance of successful early years policy to providing children with the best start in life. 

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.

 

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