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#Shannonwatch

# shannonwatch - Saturday 7 October, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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# shannonwatch - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

Should Ireland join the international coalition?

# shannonwatch - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

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

See what went down in Shannon this afternoon.

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.

# shannonwatch - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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