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05DUBLIN1430
2005-11-23 12:12:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Dublin
Cable title:  

COUNTRY CLEARANCE FOR SEO ROBERT MCMURRY AND

Tags:   ASEC  OTRA  KSEO 
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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 231212Z NOV 05
FM AMEMBASSY DUBLIN
TO RUEHFT/AMCONSUL FRANKFURT 2287
INFO RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 1893
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 6157
						UNCLAS DUBLIN 001430 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR DS/STO/OSB
LONDON FOR RSO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC OTRA KSEO
SUBJECT: COUNTRY CLEARANCE FOR SEO ROBERT MCMURRY AND
SEABEE SAM FAULDS

REF: FRANKFURT 8412

UNCLAS DUBLIN 001430

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR DS/STO/OSB
LONDON FOR RSO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC OTRA KSEO
SUBJECT: COUNTRY CLEARANCE FOR SEO ROBERT MCMURRY AND
SEABEE SAM FAULDS

REF: FRANKFURT 8412


1. Post welcomes and grants country clearance for Robert
McMurry and Sam Faulds to travel to Dublin, Ireland from
November 28 through December 7, 2005. Purpose of visit is
for technical security services


2. Embassy Control Officer for this visit is RSO Terry
Cobble, office telephone 353 1 630-6215, home telephone 353 1
269-6228, cell 353 87 292-8989, e-mail cobbletl@state.gov.
Embassy telephone number while in country is (01) 668-8777
during business hours; (01) 668-9612 after hours.


3. Reservations have been made at Jury's Towers Hotel,
Landsdowne Road, Dublin 4. Telephone number 353 1 660-5000.
Room rate is Euro 160 breakfast included. Reference
Amembassy Dublin. Please provide post with fiscal data or
credit card information to confirm the reservations.


4. Please note that as of March 29, 2004, Ireland has
instituted a complete smoking ban in the work place,
including all pubs, restaurants, and hotel common areas.
Violations of this law may result in a fine of up to Euro
3,000. Check with hotel staff upon arrival to determine if
smoking is permitted in hotel room.

GENERAL TRAVEL INFORMATION


5. Please be advised that there are no visa requirements
for visitors traveling to Ireland on diplomatic or official
passports.


6. Post policy is to provide airport pickup for employees
at the rank of Deputy Assistant Secretary or above. Other
travelers should take the Dublin Aircoach (7 Euro one way,
departure every 15 minutes) or a taxi (approx. 25 Euro one
way). Travelers arriving with excess equipment or having
special transportation needs should communicate those
requirements to their Embassy control officer prior to
arrival.


7. Accommodation Exchange: Post does not have check
cashing or money changing facilities: Major credit cards are
widely accepted; ATM machines accept most major U.S.
bankcards, and offer the best exchange rates.

SECURITY INFORMATION FOR IRELAND


8. Post is unaware of direct threats against Americans or
U.S. interests in Ireland, and Ireland remains a relatively
safe country where anti-American sentiment is rare. For
additional threat assessment information regarding Ireland,
you may contact DS/DSS/ITA (Diplomatic Security's Office of
Intelligence and Threat Assessment) in the State Department
at 202-663-0787. TDY visitors staying longer than 30 days
should schedule a briefing with the Regional Security Officer.


9. Street Crime: Like any large urban center, Dublin has
its share of street crime, especially pick-pocketing and
purse-snatching. Valuables should not be left unattended in
cars and should be kept in hotel safe deposit boxes. Do not
carry large amounts of cash. Violent confrontations and use
of firearms are rare, however, and with reasonable
precautions and common sense visitors should be able to enjoy
a safe visit. Police services are excellent; the number for
emergency services in Ireland is 999 or 112.


10. Terrorism: Ireland, like the rest of the world, shares
an increased threat of terrorist incidents of international
origin. Travelers should remain aware of their surroundings
and report suspicious people or activities to the police or
RSO.

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Visit Dublin's Classified Website:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/dublin/index. cfm
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