Press Release

2009 Rally Ireland Races Into Enniskillen

Session: 2008/2009

Date: Thursday, 27 November 2008

Reference: CAL 08/08

The Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure has expressed its pleasure at the decision of the Rally Ireland to launch in Fermanagh.

Committee Chairperson Barry McElduff MLA, said, “The Committee is delighted that the first round of Rally Ireland, which is part of the World Rally Championships, will take place in Enniskillen on Thursday 29 January 2009.

“We are particularly pleased that this event is being brought to Enniskillen and parts of west Tyrone, areas west of the Bann which will benefit from such an uplift. Sporting events of this scale provide top-class sporting action on people’s doorsteps, as well as bringing valuable benefits to the economy and the tourist industry.”

Notes to Editors:

The Committee for Culture Arts and Leisure is one of the statutory committees established by the Northern Ireland Assembly on 9 May 2007.

The role of the Committee as set out in Standing Orders for the Northern Ireland Assembly is “to advise and assist the Minister in the formulation of policy with respect to matters within his responsibility as Minister in charge of the Culture Arts and Leisure.

Committee Membership: -

Mr Barry - McElduff MLA - Chairperson -
Mr David McNarry MLA - Deputy Chairperson 
Mr Dominic Bradley MLA 
Mr Francie Brolly MLA 
The Lord Browne MLA 
Mr Kieran McCarthy MLA 
Mr Raymond McCartney MLA 
Mr Nelson McCausland MLA 
Mr Pat Ramsey MLA 
Mr Ken Robinson MLA 
Mr Jim Shannon MLA

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