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.


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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