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Thursday 17 April 2014

G8 summit of world leaders to be held in Co Fermanagh

NEXT year's G8 summit of world leaders will be held in Co Fermanagh in Northern Ireland.

The five-star Lough Erne Hotel in the county is expected to be the venue.

The official announcement will be made by Prime Minister David Cameron during a visit to Northern Ireland today.

There has been mounting speculation that the administration-hit luxury hotel and golf resort on the outskirts of Enniskillen would host the conference.

With the leaders of the world's eight richest countries set to attend, it will be one of the most high-profile events ever held in Northern Ireland.

The last time the G8 summit was held in the United Kingdom was at Gleneagles in Scotland in 2005.

Barack Obama will be among those heading for Fermanagh but it will not be the first time a US President has been a guest in the county.

Bill Clinton has visited Enniskillen on a number of occasions and a community centre in the town bears his name.

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