Lough Erne

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European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso speaks at a news conference before the start of a G8 summit in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.

Tax avoidance was nearly knocked off the G8 agenda when Barack Obama announced that the US would provide military support to the Syrian opposition for(...)

British prime minister David Cameron (centre) sits with (left-right) Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, US president Barack Obama and France’s president Francois Hollande during the second Plenary Session of the G8 Summit, at Lough Erne, today. Photograph: Ben Stansall/Pool/Reuters

G8 leaders have agreed to “stamp out” ransom payments to terrorists, David Cameron has said. The British prime minister claimed success in his push(...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron chairs an EU/US trade discussion with EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso; US President Barack Obama; German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

The sign by the main road into the Lough Erne resort said it all: “Obama in Fermanagh, we’re putting the spuds on.” For his Russian counterpart, the m(...)

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso speaks at a news conference before the start of a G8 summit in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

Arriving in Lough Erne yesterday, President François Hollande said he “did not want to believe” that European Commission president José Manuel Barro(...)

 Hundreds gather to protest on the streets of Enniskillen during the 39th G8 summit at Lough Erne Golf Resort in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Photocall

Outside the library in Enniskillen a couple of thousand people, some connected to trade unions, left-wing political parties and environmental groups, (...)

US president Barack Obama with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G8 summit in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

“The queen came here and I don’t think there was a quarter the amount of security,” said shop owner May Wylie as she surveyed the phalanx of armed gua(...)

Protesters from the  Enough Food For Everyone IF coalition, wearing  giant G8 leaders’ heads, sail in a Viking-style boat close to the Kellyhevlin Hotel, close to the G8 venue of Lough Erne, in Enniskillen. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

A peaceful anti-G8 protest is taking place in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, close to where global leaders are meeting for the annual G8 summit. Campaigne(...)

US president Barack Obama is expected to urge  Northern Ireland schoolchildren to work for a more shared society, and to call for  the eventual removal of Belfast’s peace walls. Photograph: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

US president Barack Obama visits Belfast this morning to press for renewed efforts to end community division in Northern Ireland. Accompanied by Miche(...)

Ferghal Purcell: “Nothing will ever compare to it.”

There will be no pomp and no ceremony; it’s just dinner for 10. Not every hotel manager could muster such a relaxed outlook on the eve of hosting eigh(...)

High security: razor wire near Lough Erne, in advance of the G8 leaders’ arrival. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA
The power of eight

Never before have so many of the world’s most powerful people gathered on this island. As G8 delegations fly into Belfast and Dublin this weekend to a(...)

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