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900 gardaí to help keep the peace at the G8 summit in Co Fermanagh

World leaders like Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, David Cameron and Vladimir Putin will attend the summit next month.

Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

OVER 900 GARDAÍ have been assigned to patrol the Co Fermanagh border later this month at the G8 summit.

World leaders like Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, David Cameron and Vladimir Putin will all be in attendance at the summit at Lough Erne, Eniniskillen on 17 to 18 June.

Whilst there is no event taking place in the Republic of Ireland, the gardaí will be working with the Police Service of Northern Ireland to address any policing or security issues.

Peaceful protests

“While everyone has the right to peaceful, lawful protests, in line with the Human Rights Act, An Garda Síochána will act appropriately to ensure that there is no unnecessary disruption caused to the public by such a protest,” said assistant commissioner Kieran Kenny.

Any organisation intending to protest is requested to contact the gardaí in advance.

Gardaí have also advised motorists that there will be security checks in the areas of south Donegal, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan in the days leading up to the event.

However, Assistant Commissioner Kenny added that they are meeting with the local, farming and business community to ensure every effort is made to minimise disruptions to the community.

The gardaí will publish a full breakdown of expenditure after the G8.

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