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To protect world leaders you can't fly over Lough Erne during G8 summit

The restrictions will last from Sunday, 16 until Tuesday, 18 June.

Image: Paul Faith/PA Wire

THE PSNI HAVE put a number of airspace restrictions in place for the upcoming G8 summit in Co Fermanagh.

The security operation will be implemented to facilitate the transport schedules for world leaders and delegates who will be visiting Lough Erne for the summit.

The restrictions will last from Sunday, 16 until Tuesday, 18 June and police are advising those who use air space, either for business or recreational purposes, that they must comply with the blocks.

The PSNI have broken down the restrictions to three different areas:

  • Area A - Around Lough Erne  – From 18.00 on 16 June to 23.59 on 18 June.
  • Area B – The Corridor – From 08.30 to 16.00 on 17 June and from 14.00 to 23.59 on 18 June.
  • Area C - Around Belfast  - From 08.15 to 15.00 on 17 June and from 14.00 to 23.59 on 18 June.

The G8 summit is an annual meeting of government representatives from the world’s wealthiest countries: the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and Canada.

The meeting in Fermanagh, which will take place on 17 and 18 June, will be the 39th summit to be held, and the first one to take place in Northern Ireland.

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