04DUBLIN1841

Classification: 
CONFIDENTIAL
Subject: 
THE AMBASSADOR'S DECEMBER 22 DISCUSSION WITH FOREIGN MINISTER AHERN
Created: 
23 Dec 2004
Released: 
30 Aug 2011
Summary: 
Report on meeting between the Ambassador and Dermot Ahern, Minister for Foreign Affairs. Says that Ahern reiterating Ireland's willingness to allow U.S. military transits at Shannon, but asked for more Embassy information regarding the war on terror, as well as Iraq and Afghanistan, to help the Irish government "counter negative Irish public opinion about the United States".