North South Ministerial Council

About

The North South Ministerial Council (NSMC) was established under the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (1998), to develop consultation, co-operation and action within the island of Ireland.

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North South Implementation Bodies


Areas of co-operation

In each of the six Areas of Co-operation common policies and approaches are agreed in the North South Ministerial Council but implemented separately in each jurisdiction.

Agriculture

Common Agricultural Policy issues, Animal and Plant Health Policy and Research Rural Development

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Education

Education for children with special needs, educational under-achievement, teacher qualifications and school, youth and teacher exchanges

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Environment

Environment protection, pollution, water quality management and waste management in a cross-border content

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Health

Accident and emergency planning, co-operation on high technology equipment, cancer research and health promotion

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Tourism including Tourism Ireland

The promotion of the island of Ireland overseas as a  tourist destination via the establishment of a new company, known as Tourism Ireland

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Transport

Co-operation on a strategic transport planning in road and rail infrastructure and public transport services and road and rail safety

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Our publications

Access to information

How to request information from the North South Ministerial Council under Freedom of Information (FOI).


Contact us

North South Ministerial Council
Joint Secretariat
58 Upper English Street
Armagh
BT61 7LG
Telephone: (028/048) 3751 8068
Fax: (028/048) 3751 5032

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