G8 summit goes North.
The 2013 G8 summit of world leaders will be held in Co Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. It is expected that Prime Minister David Cameron will make the announcement during a visit to Northern Ireland today. The county’s five-star Lough Erne Hotel in the county is expected to be the selected venue.
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.