Press Release

Statement from the Department of Health and Children – Special Olympic World Games

Representatives of the Department of Health and Children met this afternoon in Dublin (June 7th 2003) with officials representing the Hong Kong Secretary for Home Affairs.

The Hong Kong officials presented a proposal which took into consideration the recommendations of the Irish Expert Group, to allow the Hong Kong Special Olympic delegation attend the Special Olympic World Games.

After considering the proposal in detail, the Irish officials indicated to the Hong Kong authorities that the proposal was acceptable and that it conformed to the criteria as set out by the Expert Group on SARS.