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Northern Ireland's £20 million bill for G8

Stormont's bill out of £75 million total is twice what was expected

By Michael McHugh

Published 01/07/2013

An armed PSNI officer stands guard in the fields overlooking the Lough Erne resort on Sunday 16 June just hours before the beginning of the G8 summit at the Lough Erne resort, Enniskillen. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
An armed PSNI officer stands guard in the fields overlooking the Lough Erne resort on Sunday 16 June just hours before the beginning of the G8 summit at the Lough Erne resort, Enniskillen. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
Puppets of US President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, Prime Minister David Cameron, and Russian President Vladimir Putin at an IF campaign to highlight world hunger during the G8 Summit at Enniskillen Golf Club, Northern Ireland. Paul Faith/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron holds a press conference at the end of this year's G8 Summit on Lough Erne near Enniskillen in Northern Ireland. Matt Cardy/PA Wire
Marie Waterhouse, 68, from Enniskillen tries to post a letter at her local post box. Police have sealed off post boxes around Loch Erne Resort during the G8 Summit. Joe Giddens/PA Wire
A police officer guarding security fence takes a photograph for protestors yesterday as the G8 Summit continues. Paul Faith/PA Wire
French President Francois Hollande speaks during a media conference after the G8 summit at the Lough Erne golf resort in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Andrew Winning/PA Wire
General views of Enniskillen shows a man chatting with two police officers on the shores of Lough Erin as the G8 Summit continues. Niall Carson/PA Wire
General views of Enniskillen shows Police on patrol on Lough Erin as the G8 Summit continues. Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron (right) walks to lunch with Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and other participants of this year's G8 Summit on Lough Erne near Enniskillen in Northern Ireland. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks to business leaders beside a replica of the famous stairs from the Titanic during a visit to the Titanic visitor centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The prime minister visited Belfast to discuss trade following the G8 summit. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, answers questions from the media at a concluding press conference at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. (Photo by Kerim Okten - Pool /Getty Images)
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a press conference on the second day of the G8 summit venue of Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Matt Dunham - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a press conference on the second day of the G8 summit venue of Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Matt Dunham - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
The international media arrive for the 'family' group photograph at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during a press conference on the second day of the G8 summit venue of Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Ben Stansall - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
Oxfam volunteers wearing caricature heads depicting (L-R) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, British Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama and Russia's President Vladimir Putin pose in golf clothing as part of their End Hunger campaign photocall on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is expected to discuss tax avoidance issues on it's final day. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Prime Minister David Cameron walks to lunch with US President Barack Obama and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (right) during the G8 Summit on Lough Erne near Enniskillen
Oxfam volunteers wearing caricature heads of the G8 leaders drive golf buggies as part of their End Hunger campaign photocall on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is expected to discuss tax avoidance issues on it's final day. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
ENNISKILLEN, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 18: Leaders (L-R) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, and French President Francois Hollande, stand for the 'family' group photograph at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
ENNISKILLEN, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 18: Leaders (L-R) Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama stand for the 'family' group photograph at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
ENNISKILLEN, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 18: (L-R) President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta and European Council President Herman Van Rumpuy, arrive for the 'family' group photograph at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
ENNISKILLEN, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 18: Leaders (L-R) President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta and European Council President Herman Van Rumpuy, stand for the 'family' group photograph at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
ENNISKILLEN, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 18: Leaders Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, US and President Barack Obama stand for the 'family' group photograph at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a media conference after the G8 summit at the Lough Erne golf resort in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo Matt Dunham/PA Wire
LOUGH ERNE, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 18: British Prime Minister David Cameron, Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and US President Barack Obama along with other G8 leaders take part in the second Plenary Session of the G8 summit at Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 near Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is expected to discuss tax avoidance issues on its final day. (Photo by Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LOUGH ERNE, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 18: U.S. President Barack Obama , British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel along with other G8 leaders take part in the second Plenary Session of the G8 summit at Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 near Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is expected to discuss tax avoidance issues on its final day. (Photo by Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a media conference after the G8 summit at the Lough Erne golf resort in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo Matt Dunham/PA Wire
President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Prime Minister David Cameron holds a press conference at the end of this year's G8 Summit on Lough Erne near Enniskillen in Northern Ireland. Photo by Matt Cardy/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron holds a press conference at the end of this year's G8 Summit on Lough Erne near Enniskillen in Northern Ireland. Photo by Matt Cardy/PA Wire
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks as Prime Minister David Cameron holds a meeting with G8 leaders at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, arrives for a concluding press conference at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
ENNISKILLEN, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 18: Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, answers questions from the media at a concluding press conference at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
Prime Minister David Cameron holds a press conference at the end of this year's G8 Summit on Lough Erne near Enniskillen in Northern Ireland. Photo by Matt Cardy/PA Wire
President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russia's President Vladimir Putin (walking behind), Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta and European Council President Herman Van Rumpuy, arrive for the 'family' group photograph at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, answers questions from the media at a concluding press conference at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to Titanic Belfast with First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. Photo by Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a speech during his visit to Titanic Belfast with First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. Photo by Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire
President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russia's President Vladimir Putin (walking behind), Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta and European Council President Herman Van Rumpuy, arrive for the 'family' group photograph at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
U2 lead singer Bono met US First Lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters for a pub lunch in Dalkey, south of Dublin, during her visit to Ireland on June 18. The singer greets the First Lady at the entrance to Finnegan’s Pub. The photos were taken by Irish politician, Mary Mitchell O’Connor.
US First Lady Michelle Obama waves to the crowd as she leaves Finnegan's Pub in Dalkey where she had lunch her two daughters Sasha and Malia with Irish musician Bono and his wife Ali. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo Julien Behal/PA Wire
Irish musician Bono leaves Finnegan's Pub in Dalkey where he had lunch with the US First Lady Michelle Obama and his wife Ali. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo Julien Behal/PA Wire
Irish musician Bono leaves Finnegan's Pub in Dalkey where he had lunch with the US First Lady Michelle Obama and his wife Ali. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo Julien Behal/PA Wire
A Paddy Power Bookmaker renamed Obama Power as local residents Bono and his wife Ali had lunch in Finnegans Pub, Dalkey with US First Lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters Sasha and Malia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo Julien Behal/PA Wire
Michelle Obama with her daughters Malia and Sasha, visiting Glendalough Valley and Monastic site with Round tower, escorted by George McCafferty, Tour Guide. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
US First Lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters Malia Ann (right) and Sasha fight off an unwelcome attack of midges whilst listening to Head Tour Guide George McClafferty explain about the historically important monastic site of Glendalough, Co Wicklow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo Julien Behal/PA Wire
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks as Prime Minister David Cameron holds a meeting with G8 leaders at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 18, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Prime Minister David Cameron chairs an EU/US trade summit with US President Barack Obama (left), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) and French President Francoise Hollande (not pictured) at this year's G8 Summit on Lough Erne near Enniskillen in Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 17, 2013. See PA story POLITICS G8. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
ENNISKILLEN: Anti-G8 protesters march through the streets near the G8 Summit on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Anti-G8 protesters pictured beside Enniskillen Castle. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.
Anti-G8 protesters gather in Enniskillen town centre as they prepare to march out to the Lough Erne Golf resort. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.
Anti-G8 protesters gather in Enniskillen town centre as they prepare to march out to the Lough Erne Golf resort. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.
Anti-G8 protesters gather in Enniskillen town centre as they prepare to march out to the Lough Erne Golf resort. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.
Prime Minister David Cameron welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel, to this year's G8 Summit on Lough Erne near Enniskillen in Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 17, 2013. See PA story POLITICS G8. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers (left), Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (second left), Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny (second right) and Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (right) arrive at this year's G8 Summit on Lough Erne near Enniskillen in Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 17, 2013. See PA story POLITICS G8. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
US First Lady Michelle Obama addresses the crowd on stage at the visit by her and her two daughters Malia and Sasha to the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin for a special performance of Riverdance. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 17, 2013. Photo credit should read: Julien Behal/PA Wire
US First Lady Michelle Obama addresses the crowd on stage at the visit by her and her two daughters Malia and Sasha to the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin for a special performance of Riverdance. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 17, 2013. Photo credit should read: Julien Behal/PA Wire
Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (right), Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (left) and Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny (centre) arrive at this year's G8 Summit on Lough Erne near Enniskillen in Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 17, 2013. See PA story POLITICS G8. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
US First Lady Michelle Obama with her daughters Malia (centre) and Sasha in the crowd at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin for a special performance of Riverdance. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 17, 2013. Photo credit should read: Julien Behal/PA Wire
US First Lady Michelle Obama addresses the crowd with (left to right) Moya Dohery of Riverdance, Fionnuala Kenny wife of Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Sabina Higgins wife of President Michael D Higgins on stage at the visit by her and her two daughters Malia and Sasha to the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin for a special performance of Riverdance. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 17, 2013. Photo credit should read: Julien Behal/PA Wire
Anti-G8 protesters gather ahead of a G8 demonstration on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Anti-G8 protesters gather ahead of a G8 demonstration on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Police patrol the security ring placed around the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama is greeted by Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) at the official arrival of the G8 leaders at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Anti-G8 protesters gather ahead of a G8 demonstration on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Anti-G8 protesters gather ahead of a G8 demonstration on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Russian President Vladimir Putin is greeted by Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) at the official arrival of the G8 leaders at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
President Vladimir Putin is greeted by Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) at the official arrival of the G8 leaders at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta is greeted by Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) at the official arrival of the G8 leaders at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
French President Francois Hollande is greeted by Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) at the official arrival of the G8 leaders at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is greeted by Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) at the official arrival of the G8 leaders at the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Anti-G8 protesters gather ahead of a G8 demonstration on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Anti-G8 protesters gather ahead of G8 demonstration on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron help out as students work on a school project about the G8 summit during a visit to the Enniskillen Integrated Primary School in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland ahead of the G8 summit.
Finance Minister Sammy Wilson and Gerry Adams TD taking part in a Mexican wave while waiting for US President Barack Obama during his visit to the Waterfront Hall, Belfast ahead of the G8 Summit in County Fermanagh. Brian Little/Presseye/PA Wire
U.S. President Barack Obama glances at Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron during a news conference with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at the G8 summit on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Andrew Winning - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron watch as students work on a school project about the G8 summit during a visit to the Enniskillen Integrated Primary School in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland ahead of the G8 summit.
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron watch as students work on a school project about the G8 summit during a visit to the Enniskillen Integrated Primary School in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland ahead of the G8 summit.
U.S. President Barack Obama glances at Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron during a news conference with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at the G8 summit on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Andrew Winning - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama glances at Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron during a news conference with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at the G8 summit on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Andrew Winning - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron watch as students work on a school project about the G8 summit during a visit to the Enniskillen Integrated Primary School in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland ahead of the G8 summit.
Students work on a school project about the G8 summit during a visit by Prime Minister David Cameron and President Barack Obama (not pictured) to the Enniskillen Integrated Primary School in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland ahead of the G8 summit.
The signatures of British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama are on a patchwork quilt made by students working on a school project about the G-8 summit at the Enniskillen Integrated Primary School in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland ahead of the G8 summit.
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron help out as students work on a school project about the G8 summit during a visit to the Enniskillen Integrated Primary School in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland ahead of the G8 summit.
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron help out as students work on a school project about the G8 summit during a visit to the Enniskillen Integrated Primary School in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland ahead of the G8 summit.
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron watch as students work on a school project about the G8 summit during a visit to the Enniskillen Integrated Primary School in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland ahead of the G8 summit.
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron help out as students work on a school project about the G8 summit during a visit to the Enniskillen Integrated Primary School in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland ahead of the G8 summit.
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron watch as students work on a school project about the G8 summit during a visit to the Enniskillen Integrated Primary School in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland ahead of the G8 summit.
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams does the Mexican Wave as Sammy Wilson and Alasdair McDonnell watch before President Barack Obama arrives at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland for the G8 Summit in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh.
Crowds begin to gather as tight security is show as US President Barak Obama arrives at Belfast Waterfront Hall before delivering his keynote address ahead of the G8 summit.
Residents go about their daily life as tight security is show as US President Barak Obama arrives at Belfast Waterfront Hall before delivering his keynote address ahead of the G8 summit.
Tight security is show as US President Barak Obama arrives at Belfast Waterfront Hall before delivering his keynote address ahead of the G8 summit.
Tight security is show as US President Barak Obama arrives at Belfast Waterfront Hall before delivering his keynote address ahead of the G8 summit.
A PSNI officer keeps watch over an anti-G8 love missile near patrol the G8 protest camp site this afternoon in Enniskillen with the G8 summit taking place at the near by Lough Erne resort, Northern Ireland. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
G8 protestor Darren Carnegie poses by a mock missile brought into the camp at Broadmeadow, Enniskillen. Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe speaks during a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron on the first day of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prime Minister David Cameron holds a meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe during the first day of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Hannah Nelson, 16, speaks ahead of a keynote address delivered by U.S. President Barack Obama at the Waterfront Hall ahead of the G8 Summit on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Later The President will join other leaders at the G8 Summit in Fermanagh. (Photo by Paul Faith - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a keynote address at the Waterfront Hall ahead of the G8 Summit on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Later The President will join other leaders at the G8 Summit in Fermanagh. (Photo by Paul Faith - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a keynote address at the Waterfront Hall ahead of the G8 Summit on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Later The President will join other leaders at the G8 Summit in Fermanagh. (Photo by Paul Faith - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a keynote address at the Waterfront Hall ahead of the G8 Summit on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Later The President will join other leaders at the G8 Summit in Fermanagh. (Photo by Paul Faith - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama waves next to his wife Michelle Obama, after he delivered a keynote address at the Waterfront Hall ahead of the G8 Summit on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Later The President will join other leaders at the G8 Summit in Fermanagh. (Photo by Paul Faith - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama meets school children at the Waterfront Hall after delivering a keynote address ahead of the G8 Summit on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Later The President will join other leaders at the G8 Summit in Fermanagh. (Photo by Paul Faith - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a keynote address at the Waterfront Hall ahead of the G8 Summit on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Later The President will join other leaders at the G8 Summit in Fermanagh. (Photo by Paul Faith - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Michelle Obama, the wife of U.S. President Barack Obama, speaks at the Waterfront Hall ahead of the G8 Summit on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Later The President will join other leaders at the G8 Summit in Fermanagh. (Photo by Paul Faith - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a keynote address at the Waterfront Hall ahead of the G8 Summit on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Later The President will join other leaders at the G8 Summit in Fermanagh. (Photo by Paul Faith - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a keynote address at the Waterfront Hall ahead of the G8 Summit on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Later The President will join other leaders at the G8 Summit in Fermanagh. (Photo by Paul Faith - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
President Obama and First Lady Michelle wave to the audience in the Waterfront Hall on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Later The President will join other leaders at the G8 Summit in Fermanagh. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Michell Obama, the wife of the US President Barack Obama, applauds the crowd before she delivers a keynote address at Waterfront Hall in Belfast, ahead of the G8 Summit.
US President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One with his wife Michelle (second right) and daughters Sasha (second left) and Malia (right) upon arrival at Belfast International Airport, Northern Ireland, to attend the G8 summit in Enniskillen.
Crowds wait on the arrival of US President Barrack Obama ahead of the G8 which takes place at the Lough Erne in Fermanagh Pic Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker
Crowds wait on the arrival of US President Barrack Obama ahead of the G8 which takes place at the Lough Erne in Fermanagh Pic Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker
The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama and his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Waterfront Hall, Belfast yesterday ahead of the G8 Summit in Enniskillen.
US First Lady Michelle Obama embraces Rebecca Johnston (15) from Victoria College Belfast after US President Barack Obama's speech. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
IF Campaigners pictured beside Enniskillen Castle on the banks of Lough Erne. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.
Protestors pictured at City Hall in Belfast during the visit of Barak Obama to the Waterfront Hall. Photograph by Presseye
Protestors pictured at City Hall in Belfast during the visit of Barak Obama to the Waterfront Hall. Photograph by Presseye
Protestors pictured at City Hall in Belfast during the visit of Barak Obama to the Waterfront Hall. Photograph by Presseye
Protestors pictured at City Hall in Belfast during the visit of Barak Obama to the Waterfront Hall. Photograph by Presseye
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at Belfast International airport in Belfast ahead of the G8 summit in Enniskillen. Peter Muhly/PA Wire
Russian President Vladimir Putin poses for a picture with Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and Joan Christie, The Queen's official representative in County Antrim, as he arrives at Belfast International airport in Belfast ahead of the G8 summit in Enniskillen. Peter Muhly/PA Wire
Lord Mayor Belfast Mairtin O Muilleoir, First Minister Peter Robinson, deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers waiting for US President Barack Obama during his visit to the Waterfront Hall, Belfast ahead of the G8 Summit in County Fermanagh. William Cherry/Presseye/PA Wire
American foreign policy strategist Nancy Soderberg, who had a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process, stands by the Enniskillen cenotaph. Joe Giddens/PA Wire
PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott waiting for US President Barack Obama during his visit to the Waterfront Hall, Belfast ahead of the G8 Summit in County Fermanagh. Brian Little/Presseye/PA Wire
US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama, wave after he delivered a keynote address at Waterfront Hall in Belfast, ahead of the G8 Summit. Paul Faith/PA Wire
G8 Summit Protest. Hundreds gathered to protest on the streets of Enniskillen during the 39th G8 summit taking place at the Lough Erne Golf Resort in Northern Ireland. Photo: /Photocall Ireland
Anti G8 Summit demonstrators take to the streets of Enniskillen this evening. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 17, 2013. See PA story POLITICS G8 . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
G8 Summit Protest. Hundreds gathered to protest on the streets of Enniskillen during the 39th G8 summit taking place at the Lough Erne Golf Resort in Northern Ireland. Photo: /Photocall Ireland
G8 Summit Protest. Hundreds gathered to protest on the streets of Enniskillen during the 39th G8 summit taking place at the Lough Erne Golf Resort in Northern Ireland. Photo: /Photocall Ireland
G8 Summit Protest. Hundreds gathered to protest on the streets of Enniskillen during the 39th G8 summit taking place at the Lough Erne Golf Resort in Northern Ireland. Photo: /Photocall Ireland
G8 Summit Protest. Hundreds gathered to protest on the streets of Enniskillen during the 39th G8 summit taking place at the Lough Erne Golf Resort in Northern Ireland. Photo: /Photocall Ireland
G8 Summit Protest. Hundreds gathered to protest on the streets of Enniskillen during the 39th G8 summit taking place at the Lough Erne Golf Resort in Northern Ireland. Photo: /Photocall Ireland
G8 Summit Protest. Joe Higgins TD joined hundreds who gathered to protest on the streets of Enniskillen during the 39th G8 summit taking place at the Lough Erne Golf Resort in Northern Ireland. Photo: /Photocall Ireland
A young protester taking part in the G8 protest march that through Enniskillen town.
Anti G8 Summiit demonstrators take to the streets of Enniskillen this evening. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 17, 2013. See PA story POLITICS G8 . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Anti G8 Summit demonstrators take to the streets of Enniskillen this evening. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 17, 2013. See PA story POLITICS G8 . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Anti G8 Summit demonstrator Kevin Willis takes to the streets of Enniskillen this evening. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 17, 2013. See PA story POLITICS G8 . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Anti G8 Summit demonstrators take to the streets of Enniskillen this evening. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 17, 2013. See PA story POLITICS G8 . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Anti G8 Summit demonstrators take to the streets of Enniskillen this evening. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 17, 2013. See PA story POLITICS G8 . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Anti G8 Summit demonstrators take to the streets of Enniskillen this evening. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 17, 2013. See PA story POLITICS G8 . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Anti G8 Summit demonstrators take to the streets of Enniskillen this evening. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 17, 2013. See PA story POLITICS G8 . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Anti G8 Summit demonstrators take to the streets of Enniskillen this evening. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 17, 2013. See PA story POLITICS G8 . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Police on a hillside look down on protesters demonstrating next to the outer security fence surrounding the G8 Summit venue at Lough Erne on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Anti-G8 protesters march through the streets near the G8 Summit on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Anti-G8 protesters march through the streets near the G8 Summit on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Anti-G8 protesters march through the streets near the G8 Summit on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Anti-G8 protesters march through the streets near the G8 Summit on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Michelle Obama, the wife of the US President Barack Obama, speaks at Waterfront Hall in Belfast, ahead of the G8 Summit. PPaul Faith/PA Wire
First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness meeting US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast. Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire
US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama, wave after he delivered a keynote address at Waterfront Hall in Belfast, ahead of the G8 Summit. Ben Birchall/PA Wire
An anti capitalist protester attempts to climb Belfast's Black mountain to erect an anti G8 Banner. Niall Carson/PA Wire
US First Lady Michelle Obama with her daughters Sasha (centre) and Malia Ann, view the Obama Family Collection, with Fiona Fitzsimons (right) Director of Eneclann, during their visit to the Long Hall Library in Trinty, Dublin, where they also viewed the World Famous Book of Kells. Julien Behal/PA Wire
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams and DUP Finance Minister Sammy Wilson join in a Mexican wave at the waterfront hall this morning as they wait for Barack Obama to arrive.
The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama and his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Waterfront Hall, Belfast yesterday ahead of the G8 Summit in Enniskillen.
The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama and his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Waterfront Hall, Belfast yesterday ahead of the G8 Summit in Enniskillen. Gerry Adams, Sammy Wilson, John O'Dowd and Mike Nesbitt taking part in a mexican wave as they await Obama's arrival
Pictured US President Barrack Obama & US First Lady Michelle Obama waves goodbye to the crowds. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
16 year old Hannah Nelson from Methody College, Belfast, gets a hug from the First Lady Michelle Obama at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast as he arrives in Northern Ireland for the G8 Summit in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. Photo-William Cherry/Presseye
Hannah Nelson, Methodist College introduces The First Lady Michelle Obama during her visit to the Waterfront Hall, Belfast ahead of the G8 Summit in County Fermanagh. Brian Little/ Presseye
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers waiting for US President Barack Obama during his visit to the Waterfront Hall, Belfast ahead of the G8 Summit in County Fermanagh.
NIO Ministers (l-r0 David Forde, Alex Attwood, Stephen Farry and Danny Kennedy waiting for US President Barack Obama during his visit to the Waterfront Hall, Belfast ahead of the G8 Summit in County Fermanagh.
NI21 Basil McCrea and John McAllister before the arrival of US President Barack Obama during his visit to the Waterfront Hall, Belfast ahead of the G8 Summit in County Fermanagh.
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 17th June 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Culture Minister Carl N Chuiln and Minister for Education, John O?Dowd MLA waiting for US President Barack Obama during his visit to the Waterfront Hall, Belfast ahead of the G8 Summit in County Fermanagh.
Culture Minister Carl N Chuiln and Minister for Education, John O'Dowd MLA waiting for US President Barack Obama during his visit to the Waterfront Hall, Belfast ahead of the G8 Summit in County Fermanagh.
Finance Minister Sammy Wilson (left) and Gerry Adams TD take part in an audience wave while waiting for US President Barack Obama during his visit to the Waterfront Hall, Belfast ahead of the G8 Summit in County Fermanagh.
Finance Minister Sammy Wilson waiting for US President Barack Obama during his visit to the Waterfront Hall, Belfast ahead of the G8 Summit in County Fermanagh.
Guests including Northern Ireland's Chief Constable Matt Baggott (front left), Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan (third left front) and Dame Mary Peters (front right) join in a Mexican wave while they wait for the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama at the Waterfront Hall ahead of the G8 Summit on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Later The President will join other leaders at the G8 Summit in Fermanagh. (Photo by Paul Faith - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel disembarks from a plane as she arrives at Belfast International Airport on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The two-day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Muhly - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) is greeted by Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson (C) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (L) as she arrives at Belfast International Airport on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The two-day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Muhly - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy addresses members of the media during a joint press conference with President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Durao Barroso on the first day of the G8 summit at Lough Erne on June 17, 2013 near Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two-day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Kerim Okten - Pool/Getty Images)
President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Durao Barroso (L) and President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy (R) arrive for their press conference on the first day of the G8 summit at Lough Erne on June 17, 2013 near Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two-day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Kerim Okten - Pool/Getty Images)
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrives at Belfast International Airport on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The two-day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Muhly - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper waves as he arrives at Belfast International Airport on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The two-day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Muhly - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
A message from protestors to the G8 Summit is displayed in giant letters on a hillside overlooking Belfast on June 17, 2013 in Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
A message from protesters to the G8 Summit is displayed in giant letters on a hillside overlooking Belfast on June 17, 2013 in Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
A message from protesters to the G8 Summit is displayed in giant letters on a hillside overlooking Belfast on June 17, 2013 in Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Protesters from the Enough Food For Everyone IF coalition, dressed in giant G8 leaders heads sail in a Viking style boat close to the Kellyhevlin Hotel which is being used as the G8 media centre, close to the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
International media work in one of the designated press rooms at the Kellyhevlin Hotel which is being used as the G8 media centre, close to the G8 venue of Lough Erne on June 17, 2013 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
French President Francois Hollande (R) is greeted by officials as he arrives at Belfast International Airport on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The G8 group of world leaders are due to meet today in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Peter Muhly - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta is greeted as he arrives at Belfast International Airport on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The G8 group of world leaders are due to meet today in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Peter Muhly - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
An Oxfam worker places roses amongst rows of gravestones symbolising the 93,00 people killed in Syria on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
An Oxfam worker walks amongst rows of gravestones symbolising the 93,00 people killed in Syria on June 17, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The two day G8 summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time. Leaders from the G8 nations have gathered to discuss numerous topics with the situation in Syria expected to dominate the talks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Protesters pictured at City Hall in Belfast during the visit of Barack Obama to the Waterfront Hall. Photograph by Presseye
Protesters pictured at City Hall in Belfast during the visit of Barack Obama to the Waterfront Hall. Photograph by Presseye
Protesters pictured at City Hall in Belfast during the visit of Barack Obama to the Waterfront Hall. Photograph by Presseye
Protesters pictured at City Hall in Belfast during the visit of Barack Obama to the Waterfront Hall. Photograph by Presseye
Protesters pictured at City Hall in Belfast during the visit of Barack Obama to the Waterfront Hall. Photograph by Presseye
Protesters pictured at City Hall in Belfast during the visit of Barack Obama to the Waterfront Hall. Photograph by Presseye
Protesters pictured at City Hall in Belfast during the visit of Barack Obama to the Waterfront Hall. Photograph by Presseye
Protesters pictured at City Hall in Belfast during the visit of Barack Obama to the Waterfront Hall. Photograph by Presseye
Presseye.com -17th June 2013 Protestors pictured at City Hall in Belfast during the visit of Barak Obama to the Waterfront Hall. Photograph by Presseye
Protesters pictured at City Hall in Belfast during the visit of Barack Obama to the Waterfront Hall. Photograph by Presseye

The G8 summit cost around £75m in policing and security costs - with Northern Ireland footing £15 million of the bill.

Stormont also forked out a further £5 million to improve roads and boost publicity - bringing Northern Ireland's costs to £20 million.

Approximately 8,000 police officers, many drafted in from the mainland, were on duty during the two-day gathering of world leaders in Co Fermanagh last month.

A huge steel barrier costing more than £4m was erected to cut off the small island on which the Lough Erne hotel sits, and every road surrounding the exclusive resort, including single-lane farm tracks, were shut to all but a handful of local residents.

Stormont Finance Minister Sammy Wilson told the Assembly: "The most important thing is that we successfully delivered a safe and secure event and for that I give my sincere thanks to the PSNI."

Only two arrests were made as protests against figures like US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin stayed peaceful. A wire fence near the Lough Erne resort was breached for a short time but the demonstration did not turn violent.

Millions were spent on temporary custody facilities at a former British Army barracks in Omagh and on training officers in handling disorder. But with no sign of dissident republican trouble or loyalist disorder, and with the number of anti-capitalist protesters relatively small, masses of officers had little to do.

The UK Government picked up £60 million of the cost and the rest of the policing bill was paid for by Stormont's Department of Justice, Mr Wilson said, adding that the total policing and security cost amounted to around £75 million. Another £5.1 million was spent on road improvements near the venue, a publicity campaign to maximise the economic benefits from the event, and money for ambulance and fire services.

The minister added: "We must recognise that the G8 event has the potential to generate huge economic benefits for Northern Ireland. That is why the event will be followed by an investment conference in the autumn.

"Of course, we will not know the full economic benefits for years to come."

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