North South Ministerial Council
Agencies and Other Associated Bodies
Foras na Gaeilge has the objective of promoting the Irish Language on an all-island basis.
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.
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.
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).
The Food Safety Promotion Board's remit is to promote awareness and knowledge of food safety and nutrition issues on the island of Ireland.
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.
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'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
Consultation papers, briefing documents, inquiries, reports and reviews (non-serial).