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Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Council

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Prime Minister if she will list all of Her Majesty's Ministers who have taken part in meetings of the Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Council since October 1983 and the dates and locations of such meetings, together with the names of Ministers from the Irish Republic who were present.

I met the Irish Taoiseach at Chequers on 7 November 1983 and again on 19 November 1984 within the framework of the Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Council. On both occasions I was accompanied by my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Dr. Garret FitzGerald was accompanied by the Tanaiste, Mr. Dick Spring, TD, and the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Peter Barry TD. Other meetings under the auspices of the council have taken place as stated on the attached list.

2 November 1983 LondonMinister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Republic of Ireland Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Austin Deasy TD)
29 November 1983 DublinSecretary of State for Transport and Republic of Ireland Minister for Transport (Mr. Jim Mitchell TD)
10 January 1984 DublinSecretary of State for Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland Minister for Justice (Mr. Michael Noonan TD)
20 January 1984 BelfastUnder-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office and Republic of Ireland Minister for Education (Mrs. Gemma Hussey TD)
7 February 1984 DublinMinister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Republic of Ireland Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Peter Barry TD)
17 February 1984 LondonSecretary of State for the Environment and Tanaiste and Republic of Ireland Minister for Energy (Mr. Dick Spring TD)
21 February 1984 DublinParliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office and Republic of Ireland Minister for the Environment (Mr. Liam Kavanagh TD)
22 February 1984 DublinParliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office and Republic of Ireland Minister for Communications (Mr. Jim Mitchell TD)
15 March 1984 LondonSecretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Republic of Ireland Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Peter Barry TD)
16 March 1984 LondonSecretary of State for Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Peter Barry TD)
19 April 1984 BelfastParliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office and Republic of Ireland Minister for Health (Mr. Barry Desmond TD)
6 June 1984 DublinParliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport and Republic of Ireland Minister for Communications (Mr. Jim Mitchell TD)

20 June 1984 BelfastParliamentary Under-Secretary of State Northern Ireland Office and Republic of Ireland Minister of State, Department of the Environment (Mr. Fergus O'Brien TD)
20 June 1984 DublinMinister of State, Department of Trade and Industry and Republic of Ireland Minister of State for Industry, Trade, Commerce and Tourism (Mr. John Bruton TD)
21 June 1984 DublinMinister of State, Department of Trade and Industry and Republic of Ireland Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Jim O'Keefe TD)
4 July 1984 DublinMinister of State, Northern Ireland Office and Tanaiste and Republic of Ireland Minister for Energy (Mr. Dick Spring TD)
31 August 1984 DublinSecretary of State for Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Peter Barry TD)
18 October 1984 LondonMinister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Republic of Ireland Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Jim O'Keefe TD)
25 October 1984 DublinSecretary of State for Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Peter Barry TD)
29 October 1984 LondonSecretary of State for Transport and Republic of Ireland Minister for Communications (Mr. Jim Mitchell TD)
28 November 1984 BelfastUnder-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office and Republic of Ireland Minister for the Environment (Mr. Liam Kavanagh TD)
5 December 1984 DublinUnder-Secretary of State, Department of Health and Social Security and Republic of Ireland Minister for Health and Social Affairs (Mr. Barry Desmond TD)
12 December 1984 LondonSecretary of State for Transport and Republic of Ireland Minister for Communications (Mr. Jim Mitchell TD)
28 January 1985 LondonMinister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Republic of Ireland Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Austin Deasy TD)
4 February 1985 LondonSecretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Peter Barry TD)
28 February 1985 LondonSecretary of State for Employment and Republic of Ireland Minister of Labour (Mr. Ruairi Quinn TD)
15 March 1985 BelfastUnder-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office and Republic of Ireland Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Austin Deasy TD)
15 March 1985 LondonUnder-Secretary of State, Department of Environment and Republic of Ireland Minister of State, Department of the Environment (Mr. Fergus O'Brien TD)
22 March 1985 DublinSecretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Peter Barry TD)
26 March 1985 DublinUnder-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office and Republic of Ireland Minister for Education (Mrs. Gemma Hussey TD)