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5 July, 2006


Sinn Féin Assembly member for Fermanagh and South Tyrone Thomas O'Reilly has welcomed the news that Rally Ireland is to become a full round of the World Rally championship in November 2007.

Mr O'Reilly said:

"It has just been announced by the FIA in Paris that Rally Ireland is to become a full round of the World Rally Championship in November 2007. This is a tremendous boost to the island as a whole and in particular to the border counties who will host this event.

"I would commend all of those involved in making this dream a reality. It has come about through a massive effort by the rally, political and business communities in Sligo, Fermanagh, Leitrim, Tyrone and Donegal and indeed further a field.

"I am quite sure given the rally tradition in Ireland that this event cannot fail to be a resounding success and become a permanent fixture on the World Rally calendar." ENDS

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