D'Arcy and Farrell court case put back to February

Wednesday 22 January 2014 21.45
Margaretta D'Arcy and Maura Harrington pictured at Ennis District Court
Margaretta D'Arcy and Maura Harrington pictured at Ennis District Court

A court case involving anti-war campaigner Margaretta D'Arcy and Niall Farrell has been put back until 13 February.

Ennis District Court heard that amendments had been made to the charge against the two.

Inspector Tom Kennedy admitted that the defendants had not been served with notice.

The two are accused of entering unauthorised areas of Shannon Airport on 1 September 2013.

Judge Durcan postponed the case until 13 February.

Earlier, the judge was informed that a member of the public had recorded the court proceedings.

Judge Durcan ordered that the man be brought before him.

Members of the public protesting against the use of Shannon Airport by the US military were removed from the courtroom.

Maura Harrington, who is involved in a campaign against the Shell plant at Rossport in Co Mayo, and who had earlier disrupted the court proceedings was excused this afternoon by Judge Durcan. 

He had ordered that she be detained by gardaí at the courthouse until court business was finished.

He accepted she was going to the aid of a person, but he said it had discommoded other citizens who had business in court.

He asked that she not disrupt his court again and wished her a safe journey home.