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clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday December 16, 2009 20:38 by Fred Johnston   text 3 comments (last - monday december 21, 2009 19:59)
The Green Party have managed to lose even more credibility, if that were possible, by reiterating their belief that the US military presence in Shannon - which is PERMANENT, lest we forget - is good for the region read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday June 10, 2009 22:08 by Shannonwatch   text 5 comments (last - friday june 26, 2009 14:01)   image 2 images
Every day more evidence comes to light in relation to Shannon's role in the illegal and immoral wars of the US. The latest information indicates that it may be part of a new weekly supply route for the US army in Afghanistan, using chartered planes. read full story / add a comment
Edward Horgan outside Ennis Court after his case was dismissed
clare / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Thursday May 21, 2009 22:51 by John Lannon   text 7 comments (last - friday may 22, 2009 15:35)   image 1 image
A case brought by the state against human rights activist Edward Horgan as a result of his requests to have a suspected CIA rendition plane searched at Shannon was dismissed in Ennis yesterday (20th May). Judge Mangan, presiding over Shannon District Court, dismissed the case on the basis of legal arguments made by Mr Horgan’s defence council.
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clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday January 10, 2009 13:19 by Margaretta D'Arcy   text 6 comments (last - thursday january 15, 2009 12:24)   image 2 images   video 2 video files
Nollaig na nBan, 6th January: in sub-zero conditions women (and some men) kept alive the tradition of the Shannon Airport Women’s Peace Camp. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday January 01, 2009 20:20 by John Lannon   text 6 comments (last - sunday january 04, 2009 10:23)
As another year begins, peace and human rights activists in Ireland’s mid-West continue to oppose the role of Shannon airport in war and torture. The first events of the year will include a Peace Camp commemoration on Jan 6th, followed by the regular monthly vigil on Jan 11th. Monitoring of known torture/rendition planes and military flights will also continue in 2009 as part of the ongoing efforts to end Irish complicity in war and illegal trafficking of prisoners. read full story / add a comment
Deputy Pat Breen surrounded by a crowd of admirers
clare / elections / politics / news report Friday November 28, 2008 12:04 by Fine Girl   text 4 comments (last - sunday november 30, 2008 12:09)   image 1 image
Pat Breen, Fine Gael TD from Bunratty, showed that he's been listening to the lies about natural resources, and he believes them, when he spoke about Corrib in the Dáil.

The sad thing is that his acceptance of the nonsense peddled by Shell and the Green Party means that instead of an opposition testing and challenging the government we have a docile and pointless group of placemen waiting for a chance to get into government simply to get a few things for their constituents and jobs for their friends. read full story / add a comment
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clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday October 12, 2008 20:41 by John Lannon   text 9 comments (last - sunday october 19, 2008 00:31)   image 8 images
A relaxed yet determined crowd gathered at the monthly vigil in Shannon this Sunday evening to protest against the ongoing use of the airport by the US military and CIA. Not surprisingly there was an unidentified aircraft sitting on the airport tarmac at the time. And also not surprisingly, the Gardai were determined to stop any of the concerned vigil attendees from identifying it. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday September 14, 2008 19:01 by J. Jefferies   text 36 comments (last - tuesday may 15, 2012 12:55)   image 2 images
A Gulfstream V executive jet came under suspicion today at Shannon airport when local activists Edward Horgan and Tim Hourigan along with others in Shannon for today's monthly Torture Watch exercise spotted the aircraft with no markings other than its registration number read full story / add a comment
Herb Lore with Kes Clarke (back right)
clare / environment / news report Saturday July 19, 2008 15:04 by Bob Wilson   image 5 images
CELT - Centre for Environmental Living and Training - the East-Clare-based national environmental education charity, recently held their 5th annual Summer in the Woods event at Bealkelly Wood, Tuamgraney, Co.Clare. Over 80 people from all around the country (and a few overseas visitors) took part in a total of 16 different traditional skills training courses. read full story / add a comment
Visual reminder to passers by that torture is happening in known and unknown US holding sites
clare / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday July 17, 2008 22:30 by John Lannon   text 10 comments (last - saturday august 23, 2008 08:27)   image 1 image
The regular monthly vigil against Shannon’s role in international torture networks and war-mongering took place on Sunday 13 July. Activists gathered at the roundabout just outside the airport and spent an hour reminding the public that there should be no place in Shannon for CIA torture planes or the US military. read full story / add a comment
clare / elections / politics / press release Sunday June 22, 2008 00:19 by Clare RSF
The disparity between the yes and no votes cast in Clare in the Lisbon Treaty must be clarified, a spokesman for Republican Sinn Fein said today.

Paddy Kenneally from Crusheen said that there is no listing of how individual polling stations voted and only a final figure was sent to Dublin where the result was announced.
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clare / arts and media / press release Friday May 02, 2008 08:11 by Jim Grady
The exceptional Iniscealtra Festival of Arts is back with a week of culture and fun. Taking place in the stunning surrounds of Mountshannon from 23rd May – 2nd June. Themed ‘Community / Muintir’ this years programme brings many artists, groups and people from the region together. Guaranteed to entertain and appeal to all the family this is a festival not to be missed.

So prepare to be captivated and charmed with a full weeks programme of art, film, inspirational music, exhibitions, delightful storytelling, poetry, puppet shows, exciting workshops and classes.
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clare / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday March 24, 2008 23:04 by John Lannon   text 4 comments (last - tuesday march 25, 2008 11:20)   image 6 images   1 attached file
The monthly Shannon vigil to highlight the airport’s involvement in acts of torture and war was held on Easter Sunday, 23 March 2008. Once again it was a dignified affair, attended by members of Amnesty International, Cosantori Siochana, and a wide cross section of public support. read full story / add a comment
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clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday February 18, 2008 18:53 by Conor Cregan   text 7 comments (last - wednesday february 20, 2008 18:21)   image 10 images
Yesterday, Cosantori Siochana hosted what is now a monthly vigil at Shannon Airport to highlight Ireland’s participation in a war raging around the globe. This dignified witness was supported by Amnesty International and several Quakers from Limerick City.

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The Rhyming Subversives
clare / anti-war / imperialism / feature Friday February 08, 2008 01:04 by The Rhyming Subversives   text 7 comments (last - sunday february 17, 2008 22:56)   image 2 images
The Rhyming Subversives proved that the pen is mightier than the sword when they outwitted the security at Shannon Airport on St. Bridget’s Day, the 1st of February. read full story / add a comment
(Big) Garda deals with Elaine
clare / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Tuesday January 08, 2008 16:08 by Seán Ryan   text 57 comments (last - wednesday february 13, 2008 15:50)   image 3 images
Banner action in Shannon that highlights the fact that the Gardaí are either unaware of the law or do not practice it. read full story / add a comment
Basket weaving
clare / environment / news report Thursday October 11, 2007 16:10 by Bob Wilson   text 1 comment (last - thursday october 11, 2007 16:45)   image 10 images
More than 60 people from all walks of life - and all parts of Ireland (plus a couple of overseas visitors) - came together at Bealkelly Wood, Tuamgraney, Co.Clare for a weekend of skills training in 12 different disciplines. CELT professional tutors provided tuition at introductory and intermediate level in workshop areas within the oak woodland which is beside Lough Derg on the Shannon waterway. read full story / add a comment
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clare / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday October 01, 2007 00:14 by Paula Geraghty   text 4 comments (last - tuesday october 02, 2007 08:57)   image 24 images
Harney plans to cut 24 hour A & E cover at Ennis hospital, in favour of centres of excellence. These centres will have to be more than excellent to cope with the decimation of the health service elsewhere. read full story / add a comment
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clare / environment / news report Saturday September 15, 2007 09:19 by Clare Shell to Sea   text 13 comments (last - tuesday september 18, 2007 10:27)   image 6 images
It's been clear for the last 2 years that the argument against the Shell Corrib Gas Project is won.

And the amount of cars beeping their horns in Ennis this evening is testament to the support for Shell to Sea, genuinely.

The Government continue in their refusal to debate the arguments and negotiate a settlement, and they persist in using force against the protests at Bellanaboy, a protest that has gained national and international support and recognition as ... LEGITIMATE & JUST.

Greens - You have buried your heads in the Fianna Fáil mire. Yoy are complicit now. You are proving yourselves to be unreliable and unworthy of trust. The Green Party pumps for Shell.

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Peter Sheahan - Basket Weaver
clare / environment / news report Tuesday August 07, 2007 16:57 by Bob Wilson   image 5 images
CELT craftsmen had prime position in Scariff Square as part of Scariff Harbour Festival over the weekend of 4th / 5th August. Thousands of visitors attended and there was great interest in the CELT traditional skills demonstrations which included Mark Wilson (Coppersmith), Stuart Fernie (Pole-lathe Wood Turning), Peter Collins (Blacksmith), Andrew St.Ledger (Wood Carving), Del Harding (Canoe building display) and Peter Sheahan (Basket Weaving). read full story / add a comment
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