WATCH - British Irish Council meeting begins in Co Fermanagh

Those attending the meeting chat outside before it begins

By PA and Q Radio News

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.

The meeting, which is set to be one of Mrs Foster’s last engagements as First Minister before her formal resignation, is focused on Covid-19 recovery.

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.”


More from Q Radio Local News

Join the Thank Q Club

Sign up for the Thank Q Club and receive exclusive offers, fun competitions and amazing prizes - it's quick and easy to do!

Sign Up Log In

Listen on the go

Download the Q Radio app to keep listening, wherever you are! It's available on Apple and Android devices.

Download from the App Store Download from Google Play