03/07/15

North-South Co-operation

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One of the Department’s key goals is to promote North South co-operation, particularly in the context of An Foras Teanga and Waterways Ireland. Our objectives in this area are to support the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement and enhance North/South cooperation across the range of activities under the Department’s remit.

The Department is particularly engaged in support for the North-South Ministerial Council (NSMC) in its Language and Waterways sectors, given its role in co-funding and supporting An Foras Teanga and Waterways Ireland. The Department remains committed to exploring ways of increasing the level of North/South co-operation across the full range of its activities and to broadening contact with all relevant organisations and groups in Northern Ireland. Areas of active co-operation currently include commemorations, arts, culture, music, and film in addition to the built and natural heritage.

Further information on the two North-South Implementation Bodies and on the legislation underpinning their activities, is available by using the links to the left of this page.

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Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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