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    Last December, 79 year old Aosdána member and peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy received a three-month suspended sentence for illegal incursion of the runway at Shannon airport on October 7th, 2012 during a protest over US military use. She refused to sign the bond and was escorted from her home to Limerick prison where she was visited by the President’s wife, Sabina Higgins, last week. But what is really going on in Shannon and does she have a case? Tom Clonan is a security analyst and is the only journalist to have had access to interview American troops as they passed ...

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    Imprisonment of Margaretta D’Arcy

    Imprisonment of Margaretta D’Arcy

    Earlier we heard from Tom Clonan about the situation at Shannon airport. Shannon is in the news because of the imprisonment of Margaretta D’Arcy the 79 year old peace activist. She received a three-month sentence for illegal incursion of the runway at Shannon airport on October 7th 2012, during a protest over US military use. The sentence was activated when she refused to sign a bond to uphold the law and keep away from unauthorised zones at Shannon airport and she was escorted from her Galway home to Limerick Prison on January 15th causing protest and considerable media coverage – ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0129/500864-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-29-january-2014/?clipid=1405154

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