Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (142)

Brendan Howlin

Question:

142. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has raised with his UK counterpart the need for a summit-level British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference. [16385/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

It was agreed at the last meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference (BIIGC), which took place in Dublin on 2 November 2018, that the BIIGC would reconvene in spring 2019. Discussion is under way in relation to the scheduling of this next meeting. This will be an important opportunity to jointly review the latest developments in British-Irish relations and political developments in Northern Ireland, and also to consider the ongoing work and agenda for the BIIGC in the period ahead.