07DUBLIN748

Classification: 
UNCLASSIFIED
Subject: 
SCENESETTER FOR FOREIGN MINISTER DERMOT AHERN'S MEETING WITH THE SECRETARY ON OCTOBER 3
Created: 
27 Sep 2007
Released: 
26 Aug 2011
Summary: 
Cable addresses a wide range of topics. It includes a small bit on Shannon in 'Domestic Political Background' section: despite the Green Party's resistance, "the new government remains committed to facilitating US military transfers at Shannon and Dublin airports". It notes that there were 1,973 flights carrying 281,000 troops in 2006.