UK's Cameron: Northern Ireland to host G-8 summit

AP News
Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:57 AM

ARMAGH, Northern Ireland (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron says next year's G-8 summit of world leaders will be held at a luxury resort in the Northern Ireland lakelands of Fermanagh.

Cameron describes his decision announced Tuesday as "a brilliant advertisement for Northern Ireland." Cameron is chairman of the G-8, encompassing the world's eight major industrial nations.

The venue for the June 17-18 summit involving U.S. President Barack Obama will be the Lough Erne hotel and golf resort near the town of Enniskillen.

County Fermanagh is renowned for its many lakes and excellent fly fishing. Enniskillen is best known as the scene of one of the Irish Republican Army's worst civilian atrocities: a 1987 no-warning bomb that killed 11 Protestants and wounded 63 during a ceremony honoring British dead from the two world wars.