D'Arcy trespass case put back until June

Tuesday 11 March 2014 13.19
Margaretta D'Arcy and Niall Farrell are accused of trespassing at Shannon Airport
Margaretta D'Arcy and Niall Farrell are accused of trespassing at Shannon Airport

The case against a 79-year-old anti-war campaigner accused of trespassing at Shannon Airport last year has been put back until June.

Ennis District Court heard today that the trial against Margaretta D'Arcy and her co-accused Niall Farrell, 60, from Oranmore Co Galway, will go ahead on 24 June.

The court was told by his solicitor that Mr Farrell will be pleading not guilty.

D'Arcy is currently serving three months in prison for failing to enter a bond in relation to a separate conviction of trespassing at Shannon Airport in 2012. 

After the trial date was fixed this morning, D'Arcy asked Judge Patrick Durcan if she "could have a little dialogue" with him.

"You most certainly cannot," replied Judge Durcan, adding that the pleasure will be all his when the case goes to trial on 24 June.