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Mick Wallace and Clare Daly to contest Shannon charges

The two were arrested back in July after attempting to inspect two US military aircraft.

Mick Wallace TD, activists Margaretta D'Arcy and Niall Farrell, and Clare Daly TD.
Mick Wallace TD, activists Margaretta D'Arcy and Niall Farrell, and Clare Daly TD.
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INDEPENDENT TDS MICK Wallace and Clare Daly are to contest charges that they entered a restricted zone at Shannon Airport in July.

The two politicians were summonsed to appear in court following on from an incident on 22 July where they attempted to inspect two US military aircraft the airport.

Appearing in Ennis District Court today, they were accompanied by a large number of supporters, including veteran campaigner Margaretta D’Arcy.

Their solicitor told the court today that they intended to contest the charges.

The case is due back before the court on 21 January next, when a date for the full hearing is expected to be set.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie this evening, John Lannon of Shannonwatch said the two TDS had merely being doing “what the authorities were meant to do” and inspecting the planes for weapons.

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“They were there to verify whether or not the planes were in accordance with US Government assurances to Ireland,” Lannon said.

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

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