Bundoran meeting with NI officials on G8 disruption

A Bundoran Town Councillor and council officials will meet with their counterparts in Northern Ireland to discuss ways of minimising disruption caused by security surrounding the G8 summit in Enniskillen next month.

A Bundoran Town Councillor and council officials will meet with their counterparts in Northern Ireland to discuss ways of minimising disruption caused by security surrounding the G8 summit in Enniskillen next month.

Sinn Féin Cllr. Mick McMahon, Bundoran Town Clerk Joe McNulty and Donegal County Council Area Roads Manager Peadar Thomas will attend the meeting on Friday morning at the Town Hall, Enniskillen.

Members of the PSNI told traders in Enniskillen last month that the road leading to the Lough Erne Resort will be closed for up to two weeks before and after the event. However, the police said they hoped to keep all other roads open.

There are concerns that there may be a large number of protesters at the summit, which will be attended by the leaders of the world’s eight richest countries on June 17 and 18.

Cllr. McMahon told the Democrat: “We’ll be meeting with members of the PSNI, the NI Roads Services and local councillors to look at ways of minimising disruptions to traffic, tourism and businesses during the G8 summit.

“One of my biggest concerns is to ensure that any diversion routes will be very clearly posted, so that people who don’t know the area won’t get lost on back roads.

“We’ll also be looking to find out exactly when and where road closures will take place, because no one seems to know the exact details yet. These would need to be made public so that people can plan their journeys.

“For the same reasons, we’ll be looking to find out when and where checkpoints will be in effect.”

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