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#Shannonwatch

# shannonwatch - Saturday 7 October, 2017

What kind of weapons were six US airplanes refused access to Ireland carrying?
# Munitions Of War
# Munitions Of War

What kind of weapons were six US airplanes refused access to Ireland carrying?

Oct 7th 2017, 4:00 PM 63,375 Views 64 Comments

The description for the contents of most of the refused flights was ‘class 1 explosives’. The reasons for the refusals are as yet unclear however.

# shannonwatch - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Shannon security staff are due pay rises for the airport's 'unique' situation
# Work
# Work

Shannon security staff are due pay rises for the airport's 'unique' situation

Jul 23rd 2017, 8:15 AM 16,473 Views 15 Comments

Workers at the airport, which routinely hosts US military flights, need to fulfil stringent criteria.

# shannonwatch - Monday 9 January, 2017

Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland
# Miami Air
# Miami Air

Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland

Jan 9th 2017, 6:15 AM 22,015 Views 65 Comments

The Department of Transport has contacted Miami Air about the “circumstances surrounding this flight”.

# shannonwatch - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

More than 1,000 airplanes carrying weapons allowed into Ireland since 2014
# Neutrality
# Neutrality

More than 1,000 airplanes carrying weapons allowed into Ireland since 2014

Sep 23rd 2015, 10:57 PM 22,756 Views 86 Comments

One TD says Ireland is helping weapons fall into the hands of ISIS.

# shannonwatch - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

'I did what I thought was right at Shannon Airport,' says Mick Wallace
# Allegations
# Allegations

'I did what I thought was right at Shannon Airport,' says Mick Wallace

Mar 10th 2015, 6:55 PM 15,997 Views 0 Comments

Clare Daly and Mick Wallace were giving evidence in court today.

# shannonwatch - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

'Irish citizens seen as a hostile party by Islamic resistance groups', court told
# Shannonwatch
# Shannonwatch

'Irish citizens seen as a hostile party by Islamic resistance groups', court told

Feb 25th 2015, 7:25 AM 20,059 Views 0 Comments

The evidence was given during a case involving TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly.

# shannonwatch - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Mick Wallace will be representing himself in court today
# Shannon
# Shannon

Mick Wallace will be representing himself in court today

Feb 24th 2015, 10:45 AM 23,452 Views 0 Comments

Wallace and fellow independent TD Clare Daly are contesting charges that they entered a restricted zone in Shannon Airport last summer.

# shannonwatch - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Department of Foreign Affairs: Shannon Airport was not used to facilitate torture
# CIA
# CIA

Department of Foreign Affairs: Shannon Airport was not used to facilitate torture

Dec 10th 2014, 6:13 PM 7,899 Views 48 Comments

A damning report into torture used by the US military was released yesterday.

# shannonwatch - Monday 1 December, 2014

Mick Wallace and Clare Daly to appear in court
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

Mick Wallace and Clare Daly to appear in court

Dec 1st 2014, 3:15 PM 17,808 Views 0 Comments

The TDs were arrested in July after trying to search a US military aircraft.

# shannonwatch - Thursday 2 October, 2014

TDs and Senators visited Shannon Airport today - to see if the US military should still be there
# Shannonwatch
# Shannonwatch

TDs and Senators visited Shannon Airport today - to see if the US military should still be there

Oct 2nd 2014, 9:05 PM 13,152 Views 112 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said further assurances are needed from the government that Ireland’s neutrality is not being compromised.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Oct 2nd 2014, 8:17 AM 6,392 Views 3 Comments

Good morning, folks. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# shannonwatch - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants?

Sep 27th 2014, 10:18 AM 22,691 Views 220 Comments

Should Ireland join the international coalition?

# shannonwatch - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

PHOTOS: Mick Wallace and Clare Daly are arrested at Shannon Airport
# Shannonwatch
# Shannonwatch

PHOTOS: Mick Wallace and Clare Daly are arrested at Shannon Airport

Jul 22nd 2014, 10:54 PM 48,931 Views 212 Comments

See what went down in Shannon this afternoon.

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

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

Jul 22nd 2014, 4:54 PM 21,518 Views 153 Comments

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

# shannonwatch - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

"We are now a blood-ridden country": Margaretta D'Arcy rounds on TDs over Shannon...
# Extraordinary Rendition
# Extraordinary Rendition

"We are now a blood-ridden country": Margaretta D'Arcy rounds on TDs over Shannon...

Jun 18th 2014, 7:15 PM 17,398 Views 159 Comments

Some of them looked pretty stunned at the tirade…

# shannonwatch - Monday 3 February, 2014

Protest rally in solidarity with Margaretta D’Arcy to be held this weekend
# Shannon
# Shannon

Protest rally in solidarity with Margaretta D’Arcy to be held this weekend

Feb 3rd 2014, 3:15 PM 5,413 Views 74 Comments

The peace rally is being held in Shannon in opposition to the US military use of the airport.

# shannonwatch - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in prison
# Limerick Prison
# Limerick Prison

Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in prison

Jan 26th 2014, 12:23 PM 10,778 Views 156 Comments

D’Arcy, who is receiving treatment for cancer, has already been in Limerick Prison for 10 days.

# shannonwatch - Friday 18 October, 2013

Armed US plane landed at Shannon 'in error'
# US Military
# US Military

Armed US plane landed at Shannon 'in error'

Oct 18th 2013, 8:59 AM 28,214 Views 220 Comments

Shannonwatch said it is difficult to believe that a breach of this kind was an administrative error.

# shannonwatch - Friday 12 October, 2012

'Legal violations' caused by US military and CIA use of Shannon Airport outlined in new booklet
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

'Legal violations' caused by US military and CIA use of Shannon Airport outlined in new booklet

Oct 12th 2012, 9:28 AM 4,359 Views 95 Comments

Irish peace groups have outlined the “aviation, human rights, and international humanitarian law” which are being violated by the use of the airport by foreign military.

# shannonwatch - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Over 1,100 planes carrying military arms landed at Shannon Airport in 2011
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

Over 1,100 planes carrying military arms landed at Shannon Airport in 2011

Jan 24th 2012, 11:26 AM 2,218 Views 33 Comments

The Minister for Transport has also said that under 250,000 American soldiers passed through the airport in 2011.