08DUBLIN166

Classification: 
CONFIDENTIAL
Subject: 
IRISH PRIME MINISTER AHERN TO RESIGN MAY 6; NO CHANGE ANTICIPATED IN U.S.-IRISH BILATERAL RELATIONS
Created: 
2 Apr 2008
Released: 
22 Jul 2011
Summary: 
The Ambassador does not think the new Fianna Fail government will make changes to US-Irish relations, including use of Shannon for troop transits to Iraq and Afghanistan. Irish Department of Foreign Affairs official Rory Montgomery confirmed this.