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clare / politics / elections / press release Thursday May 30, 2019 23:43 by ShannonWatch
To coincide with US President Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland, protests will be held at Shannon Airport starting at 3pm on June 5th. The US President is expected to land at Shannon that day, to fly out and back again on June 6th, and to leave on June 7th. A Peace Camp will be set up outside the airport for the duration of his visit, including overnight on the 5th and 6th June, and people are invited to spend whatever time they can there in order to maintain an ongoing protest against his presence in Ireland.
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clare / crime and justice / news report Wednesday March 20, 2019 16:42 by Mary Kelly
Yesterday, a local court ruled that the German Government must do more to ensure its territory is not used by the US to carry out unlawful drone strikes in Yemen. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / press release Friday January 12, 2018 12:04 by pavel
Anti-war meeting at the Shannon Airport. read full story / add a comment
clare / economics and finance / news report Thursday February 11, 2016 22:52 by No to TTIP
Victory Clare County Council voted to reject the TTIP( Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) on Mon 8 feb.
It’s official – Clare is now Ireland’s first TTIP Free Zone!

Monday night was a milestone moment in our fight to stop the toxic deal TTIP. Following a campaign led by Uplift members, Clare County Council passed a motion to declare the county a TTIP Free Zone. read full story / add a comment
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clare / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday October 02, 2014 23:37 by shannonwatch   text 2 comments (last - thursday october 09, 2014 20:40)   image 2 images
Shannonwatch are inviting groups and individuals from around Ireland to join them in organising a series of peace events at Shannon Airport on the weekend of October 11th and 12th. The main event of the weekend will be a public demonstration on Sunday 12th at 2pm, calling for an end to the US military use of the airport.

The event is being co-organised and supported by a large number of groups including Shannonwatch, Galway Alliance Against War, the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA), the Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM), Afri, and the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). Bus transport is being arranged from Dublin on Sunday 12th and as a result a large turnout is expected (contact details for the bus are given below). read full story / add a comment
Guantanamo Granny - Margaretta D'Arcy
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday December 12, 2013 17:57 by Margaretta D'Arcy   text 3 comments (last - thursday december 12, 2013 21:31)   image 1 image
Margaretta (Guantanamo Granny) D'Arcy's account of the judgement at Ennis Court on Wednesday 11th December read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday October 18, 2013 15:29 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 5 comments (last - wednesday october 30, 2013 18:09)   video 2 video files
So this is the little US "beauty" that landed at Shannon Warport on the 5th Sept and departed on the 6th Sept. US Air Force Hercules AC-130W reg 87-9288
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FvmWBx6BLw (Preview)

THE US MILITARY HUB AT SHANNON AIRPORT & LABOUR’S MAKEOVER FOR DEREK NOLAN

The Galway Alliance Against War has stated that the publication of a parliamentary question confirming an armed US warplane landed at Shannon “underlines the need to close the US military hub at Shannon airport.”

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Margaretta D'Arcy and Nial Farrel outside Ennis Court
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday September 13, 2013 13:49 by Margaretta D'Arcy   text 6 comments (last - tuesday september 17, 2013 21:16)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
A packed courtroom yesterday erupted into laughter after ‘Guantanamo Granny’-79-year-old anti-war activist Margaretta Darcy,
blew a whistle and declared: “I am a whistleblower”. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday February 03, 2013 23:47 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 3 comments (last - friday february 08, 2013 12:08)   video 1 video file
Rtd Commandant Edward Horgan has just been in contact. After a vigil today at Shannon, which was specially to mark the 10th anniversary of the peaceful act of sabotage on a US warplane by the catholic ploughshares people, there was evidence of a lot of Irish military activity at the airport. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday January 17, 2013 14:05 by margaretta D'Arcy   video 1 video file
Why have I not been charged for being on the runway at Shannon airport Oct 7 as part of the Drone action week? read full story / add a comment
Cover of Harry Browne's book on the Pitstop Ploughshares
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday December 21, 2011 17:00 by Trevor   text 20 comments (last - thursday december 29, 2011 14:36)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
A sketchy report on the Irish Anti-War Movement website states that a U.S. troop carrier plane was attacked and sabotaged at Shannon airport. From other sources I understand that that Omni used this aircraft as a spare and that was parked in a relatively remote area of the airport when disarmed a day or so ago by having its hydraulic or fuel lines severed. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / press release Friday May 14, 2010 13:10 by Shannonwatch
Loss of jobs at Shannon Airport shows that it is time now for the Airport Authorities to develop a new and sustainable business model for the airport. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday March 10, 2010 08:36 by margaretta d'arcy   text 5 comments (last - wednesday march 10, 2010 23:13)   video 1 video file
The Women’s Peace camp Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of March, at Shannon airport, as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations, was certainly worth while. Women and some men came from afar. read full story / add a comment
Scéal Eile Bookshop, Ennis
clare / arts and media / press release Monday March 01, 2010 17:06 by Western Writers' Centre   image 3 images
Re Ó Laighleis and Fred Johnston present a reading at 3. 30pm, Saturday, March 6th, at Scéal Eile Bookstore, Ennis., Co. Clare. Free. read full story / add a comment
Black Hearts vigil begins at Shannon
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday February 14, 2010 21:25 by John Lannon   text 2 comments (last - tuesday february 16, 2010 20:08)   image 4 images
Valentine’s Day was marked at Shannon Airport by a vigil calling for Love not War. Around 25 people gathered in the sunshine outside the airport entrance, displaying black hearts and calling for an end to the U.S. military use of Shannon. Demonstrators ended the hour long vigil by giving their black heart ‘Valentine Cards’ to the Gardai who stood behind the metal barriers which they had erected to block access to the airport. read full story / add a comment
The old Forge in Gort's main street
clare / arts and media / press release Sunday February 14, 2010 16:19 by Fred Johnston   text 1 comment (last - friday february 19, 2010 12:46)   image 1 image
The Third Forge At Gort takes place March 26th and 27th. All events are free. The festival is organised by The Western Writers' Centre (Ionad Scríbhneoirí Chaitlín Maude) Galway and is sponsored by The Arts Council and the generous assistance of Knute Skinner, Edna Keil, O'Grady's Lounge and Restaurant, O'Sullivan's Royal Hotel, Pat O'Callaghan and Poetry Ireland and Galway County Council. read full story / add a comment
Keeping a watchful eye ...
clare / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday January 12, 2010 00:45 by John Lannon   text 14 comments (last - friday january 22, 2010 16:55)   image 1 image
On January 10th eight people braved the cold conditions at Shannon to highlight the broken promises of the US president and the Irish government over Guantanamo and renditions. Shannon airport is known to have facilitated the illegal US rendition programme and may even continue to do so. read full story / add a comment
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clare / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday January 07, 2010 15:47 by Kev   text 1 comment (last - friday january 08, 2010 12:05)   image 1 image
Report by Grainne V: On December 31st 2009, 18 people gathered together on Scarriff Bridge to remember the over 1,400 Palestinians in Gaza who were killed by the Israeli Army last year and to stand in solidarity with the survivors of that attack, cynically named 'Operation Cast Lead'. We were one of many groups nationwide who met on bridges around the country at the same time as 1,400 internationals attempted to cross into Gaza through the Rafah crossing from Egypt bringing much-needed aid and solidarity. read full story / add a comment
Typical State response to a peaceful vigil at Shannon
clare / anti-war / imperialism / feature Tuesday December 22, 2009 13:33 by Shannonwatch   text 8 comments (last - thursday january 21, 2010 19:49)   image 1 image
Every day the war machines roll through Shannon, as the innocent populations of Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere suffer the brutal consequences of neo-liberal occupation. The Gardai react by mounting public displays of strength against half a dozen innocent protestors, while claiming to have no opinions or authority over the cargos and personnel passing through the airport. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday December 19, 2009 10:42 by RSF
The very idea that the future of Shannon Airport should be dependent on American conflict around the world is the latest U turn from the Green Party in Clare, a spokesman for Republican Sinn Fein said today.

Paddy Kenneally from Crusheen, a party spokesman in North Clare said that the latest statement by the Green Party Councillor Brian Meany in relation to the future of Shannon Airport is an insult to all the Irish people who have campaigned against imperialism and American military expansionism.

To say that more American troop carrying planes should transit Shannon Airport and that the Airport should go after this business is an appalling statement to make. read full story / add a comment
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