North South Ministerial Council

Agencies and Other Associated Bodies

Foras na Gaeilge

Foras na Gaeilge has the objective of promoting the Irish Language on an all-island basis.

Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission

The Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission consists of two Agencies, the Loughs Agency and the Lights Agency.


InterTradeIreland helps small and medium sized enterprises across the island by offering practical cross-border business funding, intelligence and contacts.

Loughs Agency

The Loughs Agency is an agency of the Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission, established as one of the cross-border bodies under the 1998 Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ireland.

North/South Language Body (Ireland)

The Language Body is a single Body reporting to the NSMC, but composed of two separate and largely autonomous agencies: the Irish Language Agency, Foras na Gaeilge, and the Ulster-Scots Agency, (Tha Boord O Ulstèr-Scotch).

Safefood, the Food Safety Promotion Board

The Food Safety Promotion Board's remit is to promote awareness and knowledge of food safety and nutrition issues on the island of Ireland.

Special EU Programmes Body

The North South Ministerial Council meets in the Special EU Programmes Sector to make decisions on policies and actions to be implemented by the Special EU Programmes Body.

Tourism Ireland

Tourism Ireland Limited was formed by the Government of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Executive, under the auspices of the North South Ministerial Council.

Ulster-Scots Agency

The legislative remit of the Ulster-Scots Agency is "the promotion of greater awareness and the use of Ullans and of Ulster-Scots cultural issues, both within Northern Ireland and throughout the island".

Waterways Ireland

Waterways Ireland's primary function is the management, maintenance, development and restoration of the inland navigable waterway system throughout the island, principally for recreational purposes.

Publications in this Department

Other Publications (North South Ministerial Council)

Consultation papers, briefing documents, inquiries, reports and reviews (non-serial).