British Irish Council summit has kicked off in Fermanagh
A British Irish Council summit meeting has begun in Co Fermanagh.
Cabinet minister Michael Gove and Taoiseach Micheal Martin were among politicians being hosted at the event by Stormont First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill.
It is taking place in her home constituency.
Ahead of the discussions, Mrs Foster welcomed the participants to “wonderful Fermanagh”.
“I am just really pleased that we can have this British Irish Council in person,” she said.
Ms O’Neill added: “We’re absolutely delighted to be hosting the BIC meeting here today and it is absolutely brilliant to see people in the place and have face to face conversations again.
“We have a lot to talk about with Covid recovery, we are struggling with the same challenges, our society are all facing the same challenges, so it’s really important that we learn from each other and plan for the future.”
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