Cross-Border crime on agenda as Ministers discuss NI agreement

Politicians from Dublin, Belfast, London meet to discuss issues arising from Fresh Start deal

Charlie Flanagan: The Minister for Foreign Affairs is meeting Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers to discuss how to implement the deal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Charlie Flanagan: The Minister for Foreign Affairs is meeting Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers to discuss how to implement the deal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

 

Senior ministers from Dublin, London and Belfast will meet in Dublin on Monday to discuss a range of issues that arise from the recent Fresh Start agreement, including how to tackle cross-Border crime.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan is meeting Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers to discuss how to implement the deal recently agreed to safeguard the powersharing Stormont structures.

They are also discussing how to deal with the legacy of the Troubles and the Dublin and Monaghan bombings.

Mr Flanagan and Ms Villiers will then join in talks with Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald, First and Deputy First Ministers Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness, and the North’s Minister of Justice, David Ford.

This meeting is focusing on the proposal in the agreement to establish a joint task force to deal with cross-Border organised crime.