Shannon Vigil

13/09/2009 - 14:00
13/09/2009 - 15:00

A vigil to protest peacefully against the use of Shannon Airport by US military planes illegally transferring civilians to secret detention centres around the world without charge or trial.

The Government must admit that Shannon Airport was used as a launching pad for rendition operations by the CIA and act to ensure this can never happen again.  Rather than rely on assurances from foreign administrations, the Irish Government must be confident that our own systems and laws can prevent this illegal practice.

Although President Obama's Executive Order 'Ensuring Lawful Interrogations' ends the CIA's programme of long-term secret detention it does not end the practice of rendition. The order allows the CIA to use detention facilities on a short-term basis, or to use foreign-controlled facilities to detain and interrogate individuals.
Join this peaceful vigil to call for the indefinite end to rendition through Ireland.

Amnesty International activists join with other human rights defenders.

Shannon Airport.  Meet at small roundabout just before the gantry (airport entrance). All welcome.

Sunday 13 September 2009. 2pm - 3pm

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Press release on RAF Containers at Shannon

Press Release


British Royal Air Force Cargo Containers being transported through Shannon Airport

8th September 2009


For over seven years the Irish Government has allowed (and indeed invited) the US military, navy and air force to transit through Shannon airport, thereby ending Irish neutrality. About one and a half million armed US troops and unknown quantities of war materials including very dangerous munitions have passed through Shannon in gross breach of international laws on neutrality.


US Military Officers Oversee War Activities at Shannon

3 September 2009

International Peace Conference War, NATO and the Lisbon Treaty

05/09/2009 - 10:00
05/09/2009 - 18:30

International Peace Conference War, NATO and the Lisbon Treaty

Saturday 5th of September 2009 Park Inn, Shannon Airport, Co. Clare, Ireland


Speakers (*)


Cllr. Richard Boyd Barrett
Irish Anti-War Movement

Joe Higgins (MEP)
Socialist Party

Reiner Braun
The Anti-NATO Network

John Feffer
Foreign Policy in Focus USA

Christophe Ventura
Parti De Gauche

Tobias Pfluger
Die Linke

Jeremy Corbyn
British Labour Party

Ed Horgan
Peace & Neutrality Alliance

Patricia McKenna
The People’s Movement

Mary Lou McDonald
Sinn Fein

Harry Bommel
Dutch Socialist Party

George Karabelias
Greek historian and Rixi journal


Shannon Watch Vigil, Shannon Airport

08/03/2009 - 14:00

SUNDAY 8th MARCH. International Women's Day
Shannon Watch Vigil, Shannon Airport roundabout 2-3pm
ALL welcome!!!!!

Shannon Peace Forum - 21st March - Park Inn Hotel Shannon Airport

21/03/2009 - 13:00
21/03/2009 - 17:30

Shannon Peace Forum - facilitated by the Peace & Neutrality Alliance

Park Inn Hotel, Shannon Airport

21st March 2009, 1.00pm -5.30pm

To mark the 6th anniversary of the commencement of the Imperialist US war on Iraq and the total destruction and termination of the long standing policy of Irish Neutrality by the Fianna Fail Government by their decision to allow President Bush (a great President according to Fianna Fail Taoiseach Mr. Ahern) to use Shannon Airport in that war, PANA has organised a Peace Forum on the 21st of March 2009 from 1.00pm to 5.30pm

It will be preceded by a Press Conference at 12.00noon and lunch will be available at the Park Inn for abou €10

Speakers are:

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