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Just released and Mick Wallace is tweeting pictures of US military craft at Shannon

The Wexford TD is continuing his campaign to stop Shannon from being used as a US military airbase.

JUST HOURS AFTER his release from garda custody, TD Mick Wallace has taken to Twitter to continue his protest against US military use of Shannon Airport.

The Wexford deputy and his Dáil colleague, Clare Daly, were arrested this afternoon while attempting to inspect two US military aircraft.

They were held by airport security until gardaí arrived and were taken to Shannon Garda Station, were they were held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

They have since been released and a file is to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Following his release, Wallace has started tweeting pictures from the airport, urging the Irish government to start searching the planes when they land.

Wallace and Daly were on the tarmac to highlight what they feel is lax inspection of US military movements through the County Clare airport, according to Shannonwatch.

The pair were close to a Hercules C130 transport aircraft when they were spotted by Irish Defence Forces staff who were guarding the plane.

Following her release, Daly took to the airwaves as part of the protest.

She said she is “resolute” in her attempts to rid Ireland of US military operations.

“I believe it’s our function to represent human rights and justice in every opportunity we can. The government is slavishly adhering to an American agenda.”

Additional reporting by Paul Hosford

Mick Wallace and Clare Daly released after being arrested at Shannon Airport

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