Scottish and Irish governments launch public consultation on the future relationship between the two countries
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The First Minister of Wales, Rhodri Morgan, has met with Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond during his two-day visit to Scotland last December 2007.
The First Minister of Northern Ireland, Ian Paisley, has met with the Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond during his visit to Scotland in February 2008.
Welsh First Minister Rhodri Morgan and Breton President Jean-Yves Le Drian have signed an agreement encouraging governmental co-operation in a range of areas including business, tourism and education.
In 2000 the Irish-Scottish Academic Initiative organised in Dublin a major international conference entitled "Ireland and Scotland: Nation, Region, Identity". The event was addressed by Scotland's First Minister Donald Dewar.
The First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, gave a public lecture entitled ‘Scotland’s National Conversation: The Next Steps’ in Trinity College, Dublin, on February 13th 2008.
Irish Premier Bertie Ahern addressed the Scottish Parliament when he paid an official visit to Scotland in June 2001. The Taoiseach highlighted the business, cultural, and political links between the two countries.
Ireland's presidency will be remembered for successfully steering through the passage of the EU Constitution and presiding over the entry of 10 new countries into the Union on May 1.