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Where's Enda Kenny off to today?

Guernsey. He’s off to Guernsey.

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THE TAOISEACH WILL attend the British Irish Council (BIC) Summit in Guernsey today.

The meeting will be hosted by Chief Minister of Guernsey, Jonathan Le Tocq and will be attended by British Deputy Prime Minister Clegg, First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter Robinson, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and representatives from all other member administrations.

The BIC was established under the Good Friday Agreement to promote the special relationships between the eight administrations in the UK and Ireland.

The Guernsey Summit will be the 22nd to be held since the inaugural meeting of the BIC in 1999.

The council will focus on economic growth and the economic importance of transport links between members.

They will also consider the work taking place across the 12 British-Irish Council work sectors with a particular focus on the work of the Collaborative Spatial Planning group.

This group looks at the significance of geography and place in public policy and brings together groups responsible for national, island and regional development strategies.

The meeting also provides an opportunity for the Taoiseach to update Council members on Ireland’s continuing economic progress since the last summit meeting in November, a spokesperson said.

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