The Council meets in the Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission Sector in order to take decisions on policies and action to be implemented by the Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission (FCILC).
The Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission consists of two Agencies, the Loughs Agency and the Lights Agency. The Loughs Agency has responsibility for the promotion and development of Lough Foyle and Carlingford Lough for commercial and recreational purposes in respect of marine, fishery and aquaculture matters. It was intended that the Lights Agency, when established, would replace the Commissioners of Irish Lights as the General Lighthouse Authority for Ireland. However, given the complexities that have arisen in terms of pursuing such a transfer of functions, the matter is under review at present.
The Chairperson of the Board of the Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission is Heather Mackey.
The Designated Officer of the Loughs Agency is Sharon McMahon.