06DUBLIN467

Classification: 
CONFIDENTIAL
Subject: 
IRELAND AND THE SWEDISH EXAMPLE: SUSPICIONS ON DEPORTATION VS. RENDITION
Created: 
27 Apr 2006
Summary: 
The US embassy informed the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) about a charter flight deporting criminals from the United States to their African countries of origin. DFA were concerned that the flight would be seen to involve a rendition, and requested that the charter be rerouted to avoid transiting Ireland. The embassy say they explained the difference between rendition and deportation and "emphasized the importance of U.S.-Irish law enforcement cooperation" But the flight was re-routed.