08DUBLIN662

Classification: 
UNCLASSIFIED
Subject: 
SCENESETTER FOR VISIT OF CODEL DODD TO IRELAND
Created: 
7 Dec 2008
Summary: 
Refers to government accepting US assurances regarding rendition flights through Ireland. Also refers to the Cabinet committee to review Ireland's human rights policies. Says the committee will review appropriate authorities to ensure that the Gardai and airport authorities have sufficient powers to search and inspect all aircraft, but concludes by saying "we do not expect it to result in aircraft inspections". Also says that the US government appreciates Ireland's steadfast support in permitting U.S. military transits at Shannon and Dublin Airports.