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HOTELIERS KEEPING MUM AND SECURITY STEPPED UP AS BORDER REGION PREPARES FOR G8 SUMMIT

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14 Jun 2013 Comments Off on HOTELIERS KEEPING MUM AND SECURITY STEPPED UP AS BORDER REGION PREPARES FOR G8 SUMMIT

Michael McDonnell MONAGHAN and neighbouring counties on either side of the Border are preparing for the G8 Summit in Fermanagh on Monday and Tuesday of next week, in what appears to be an atmosphere of relative calm and indeed a relatively low level of interest among the general public. Security measures including mobile and fixed checkpoints were announced by gardai last week as the force prepared to deploy 900 personnel to the operation. While it is understood that the world leaders themselves, including Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, will ...

G8 WILL FOCUS GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT ON BORDER REGION – JIM HIGGINS MEP

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23 Nov 2012 Comments Off on G8 WILL FOCUS GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT ON BORDER REGION – JIM HIGGINS MEP

Next year’s G8 summit in Co Fermanagh will bring a global spotlight to the border region, according to Jim Higgins MEP (North West), a member of the European Parliament’s Tourism Committee.  ”The world leaders of the eight richest nations will gather in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh next June for a world summit that will bring a global spotlight to the border region and could potentially benefit the surrounding counties of Monaghan, Cavan, Leitrim and Donegal,” Mr Higgins said.  It follows an announcement by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, confirming that next year’s ...