08DUBLIN567

Classification: 
CONFIDENTIAL
Subject: 
IRISH POLITICAL DIRECTOR ON REVIEW OF U.S.-IRISH RELATIONS, AFGHANISTAN, IRAN AND RENDITIONS
Created: 
15 Oct 2008
Summary: 
Embassy meeting with Rory Montgomery (Department of Foreign Affairs). in which he raised continuing Irish concerns about allegations that rendition flights have passed through Irish airports. Cable says Montgomery noted that the Irish government has come under criticism for its decision to accept the US government's assurances that no such flights had occurred. But he reiterated that the government had stood firm in refusing to require inspection of U.S. military flights transiting Irish airports.