Stormont Ministers Visit Lough Erne After Security Alert
Published on Apr 1 2013 4:14 PM in General Industry
Ministers from Stormont and Westminster recently visited the Northern Ireland hotel set to host the upcoming G8 summit.The visit to the Lough Erne Resort in Co. Fermanagh by Northern Ireland Office Minister Mike Penning and the region’s Justice Minister David Ford came days after a 60kg bomb was found in an abandoned car in the lakeland county.
The two ministers were briefed by a team of senior officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on the security issues facing them.They were given a tour of the resort by the hotel manager Ferghal Purcell and also met representatives from Fermanagh District Council. After the discussions, Penning said, “I am delighted to be in this beautiful part of Northern Ireland today, and can see for myself exactly why the Prime Minister has chosen Lough Erne to host the G8 summit. [...] Local engagement is vital, and will show to the world that Northern Ireland is embracing this opportunity to host such an important global conference. In turn, we hope the summit will provide residents with a positive and memorable experience, as well as enjoying the lasting benefits it will bring to the area.”