Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (222)

Micheál Martin

Question:

222. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to any diplomatic concerns raised over the proposed venue in Northern Ireland for the future G8 Summit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2301/13]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

I welcomed the announcement by Prime Minister Cameron last November that Enniskillen in County Fermanagh would be the venue for the G8 summit. The announcement has also been warmly welcomed by political leaders in Northern Ireland. The summit will be the biggest international diplomatic gathering to be held in Northern Ireland and underlines the ongoing progress of the peace process. The summit will also help to promote Ireland internationally in this year of the Gathering. No diplomatic concerns have been raised with me with regard to the proposed venue for the G8 summit next June.

Question No. 223 answered with Question No. 221.