10/11/2013 - 14:00
12/11/2013 - 00:36
Sunday, 10 November, 2013 - 14:00 - 15:00
This week the Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter showed in no uncertain terms where the Irish government stands in terms of our neutrality. By stating that the Garda Síochána has no role in relation to the inspection of foreign State or military aircraft at Shannon - because they enjoy sovereign immunity - he was confirming that we are 100% in support of aggressive US foreign policy, regardless of how illegal, unjust or damaging it is.
The Minister also repeated the same old excuses and lies about civilian aircraft inspections - that is, planes used to carry CIA torturers and assassination crews.
Clearly the Irish government does not want to investigate or end the US military use of Shannon. That is why it is vitally important that we continue to oppose it with our presence at the airport every month.
Join us on Sunday 10th Nov from 2pm to 3pm if you can.
For more information phone 087 8225087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press Release Shannonwatch, 7 Nov 2013
Minister Makes More Excuses for the Failure to Search US Aircraft at Shannon
The Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter has claimed that the Garda Síochána has no role in relation to the inspection of foreign State or military aircraft at Shannon or other airports because they enjoy sovereign immunity. In effect this means that the government allows the US military to take whatever or whoever they want through Ireland, regardless of the human rights, security and other consequences.
The statement was made in response to Clare Daly TD who asked the Minister whether or not the Government or the Garda Commissioner has instructed Gardaí at Shannon not to search US military aircraft, or chartered aircraft transporting US troops, or aircraft associated with the CIA.
According to Minister Shatter the Garda Síochána has statutory powers of search and entry available to it under various legislative provisions, and these apply to aircraft as much as to any other type of private property.
He was talking here about civilian as opposed to military aircraft.
"The Minister says that these powers may only be exercised in circumstances where a member of the Garda Síochána reasonably suspects that an offence has been or is being committed" said John Lannon of Shannonwatch. "But there have been plenty of incidents in which there were reasonable ground to suspect involvement in torture-related offences and these have not been investigated"
PANA Bus to Shannon 13/10/13
The Peace and Neutrality Alliance PANA is planning to hire a bus to go to the Shannon Airport Roundabout on Sunday 13th of October leaving from Liberty Hall at 11.00am to take part in the Shannonwatch vigil to mark yet another anniversary of the Afghan War. The size of the bus will depend on the number willing to confirm they want to go.
There is no charge, but donations will be accepted.
There are still some places. Please email Roger Cole on: email@example.com or call 087-2611597
03/10/2013 - 16:15
04/10/2013 - 00:12
Galway Alliance Against War "Warport protest".
Connacht Hotel, Dublin Rd., Galway City 4.15- 5pm
A director of Shannon warport is coming to the Connacht Hotel to talk about the "airport's future".
The Shannon board has made it clear it is happy to not only continue assisting the US war machine but to increase this "lucrative" business.
Let's express our opposition to this lust for profits at the expense of people & planet.
Margaretta D'Arcy & Niall Farrell appeared in court 11/9 over their protests (Sept 1st 2013 & October 7th 2012) against the US war machine's presence at Shannon airport.
Since the US war drums began beating in the direction of Syria there has been a growing presence of US military aircraft at Shannon:
SPREAD THE WORD: US MILITARY OUT OF SHANNON
08/09/2013 - 14:00
10/09/2013 - 14:59
Shannon Monthly Vigil this weekend
See Shannonwatch statement regarding Syria here: http://www.shannonwatch.org/blog/ireland-should-not-support-us-led-attac...
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 087 8225087