Taoiseach attending British-Irish Council meeting

Friday 13 June 2014 17.41
Enda Kenny will meet political representatives from across the UK
Enda Kenny will meet political representatives from across the UK

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is in the Channel Island of Guernsey for the latest meeting of the British-Irish Council.

Mr Kenny will join political representatives from the seven other member administrations to discuss economic growth and transport links.

In the 15 years since the British-Irish Council was first established, representatives from its eight member administrations have met 21 times.

The purpose of these political gatherings is to ensure closer co-operation between neighbouring jurisdictions and to discuss issues of mutual interest.

Mr Kenny will meet political representatives from across the UK including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and the Welsh minister for the economy.

Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers and chief ministers from Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man will also be present.

The focus of today's two-hour meeting is economic growth and the economic importance of transport links between member administrations.

The Taoiseach will also brief those present on Ireland's economic progress since the council met last November.