North West issues on North-South council agenda

The Taoiseach will lead his first meeting of the North-South Ministerial Council later.

Economic recovery North and South is expected to top the agenda.

Day 94 of the new coalition and the Taoiseach's hosting the Northern Executive for the first time.

The gathering of the North South Ministerial Council will be the first time the two sets of Ministers will have met following elections here and in Stormont.

Both sides will use today to set out priorities for the various areas and re-iterate cross border co-operation.

This will be in the area of economic recovery, and a restating of the commitment by the previous Government here to part-fund road access to the North West, despite massive objections to the project in the North