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clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday November 21, 2003 03:19 by Court Observer
In Shannon District Court today, a resident of Shannon who took part in the June 21st.roundabout blockade, has been ordered by Judge Mangan to absent himself from the Shannon district court area any time there is a peace/anti-war demonstration in Shannon. He is to receive 24 hour written notice from the gardai in Shannon of any such event! He was also fined 200 euro.
The defending solicitor remonstrated with the judge over the constitutionality of such an order but to no avail.
Rampant justice was once again the order of the day. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday November 19, 2003 23:49 by Phuq Hedd   text 34 comments (last - monday december 29, 2003 03:39)
US troops sneaked out of their hotel in uniform while their plane was undergoing repairs in order to see the sights in Ennis. The plane was reportedly an American Transair Lockheed L10-11 Tristar was en route from Kuwait to Baltimore via Cyprus and Shannon. read full story / add a comment
Mary Kelly
clare / anti-war / imperialism / feature Monday October 20, 2003 21:32 by Indymedia Ireland Editorial Group   text 62 comments (last - monday september 06, 2004 22:15)   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
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clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday October 02, 2003 04:24 by An Pśca   text 20 comments (last - sunday october 05, 2003 21:44)   image 2 images
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday August 29, 2003 19:15 by Clare Champion   text 6 comments (last - saturday august 30, 2003 23:28)
Page 16 of this week's Clare Champion reports that Ireland is still being heavily used by the US military. (eye witnesses report at least 2 military freight flights just yesterday) read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday August 23, 2003 15:29 by Tim   text 6 comments (last - tuesday august 26, 2003 13:44)
Shannon is STILL being used by the US military, and it's not just returning troops either.
High ranking officials, cargo and who-knows-what else is still coming through for the Pentagon.
Here are some of the more recent sightings. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday July 26, 2003 14:56 by Court Reporter   text 9 comments (last - monday july 28, 2003 10:59)
report on the cases of
Mary Kelly
Jenny Hannon & Martin McGowan
Eamonn Murphy
and also the request for the return of the banners taken last month.
The judge was less rude this time, but still managed to call everyone else rude except himself.
The full transcripts are not yet formatted.
They will be made available online when ready. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday July 21, 2003 17:41 by Tim   text 14 comments (last - friday july 25, 2003 19:40)
don't have time to report on everything individually so here's a quick-ish round up of What's happening at Shannon from an anti-war point of view. The military charters continue to go through, both passenger and cargo aircraft.
but here's some of the other news for a change. read full story / add a comment
clare / miscellaneous / news report Thursday July 10, 2003 16:54 by Tim Hourigan   text 5 comments (last - tuesday july 15, 2003 18:49)
Yesterday, Wednesday 9th July, there was a public consultation for concerned members of the public to see and comment upon the proposed public safety zones around Shannon Airport.
Yesterday evening, four concerned citizens attended this airport safety consultation, albeit after being delayed for almost 60 minutes by Airport Police and Gardai on the grounds of airport safety! and they say irony is dead. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday July 08, 2003 02:15 by David Rynne   text 15 comments (last - wednesday july 09, 2003 16:03)
In a 2fm text poll today (07 july on Gareth o Callaghan's show)) where the question asked was "if you saw a young child in distress because he/she was locked in the back seat of a car on a hot day would you,
a: break open the window
b: call the police
c: wait for the parent/car owner to return and then give him/her a piece of your mind
88% said they would call the police and then break open the window. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday July 05, 2003 22:24 by Tim   text 5 comments (last - tuesday july 08, 2003 22:01)
Earlier today, Ed Horgan, Conor Cregan, Eoin Rice and I went out to Shannon airport with Scott Ritter who departed for the States. A few days earlier he had arrived in Ireland to testify at Mary Kelly's trial in Kilrush and to give soem public talks on the war on Iraq.
As a sign of appreciation we decided it best to give him a warm send off. The Aer Rianta folks wanted to watch too! :) They were annoyed to see us there and accused us of trespassing, even though they knew we were just seeing someone off. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / feature Friday July 04, 2003 15:39 by IMC Editorial Group   text 30 comments (last - wednesday june 23, 2004 21:11)
On Thursday, the 3rd of July, Mary Kelly walked out of Kilrush Circuit Court a free woman, to the sound of the loud cheers of a crowd of delighted anti-war activists and supporters. She had been charged on two counts – trespass (by going over the perimeter fence at Shannon) and criminal damage to a U.S. Naval aircraft that had landed at Shannon for refueling. The jury found her guilty on the much less serious charge of trespass, with the judge adjourning sentencing until October. They could not, however, reach the required ten-two majority verdict on the criminal damage charge, finally stating that they had reached deadlock and that there was no prospect of reaching agreement. Despite strenuous efforts by the prosecuting counsel throughout the four-day trial to discredit the defence, a significant portion of a jury made up of ordinary members of the Irish public could not find it in their hearts to criminalise Mary Kelly. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday July 02, 2003 18:55 by Vinnie   text 8 comments (last - thursday july 03, 2003 22:02)
I just received the following report from someone attending Mary Kelly's trial in Kilrush today where she is being tried for for her attempt to disarm US military aircraft at Shannon airport. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Tuesday July 01, 2003 12:20 by David Rynne   text 10 comments (last - tuesday july 01, 2003 19:59)
This peace was originally printed on-line on www.theonion.com on the 18th of january 2001
It's frightening how true it has proved to be. I don't think it's available on-line anymore but i've retyped it from a book "the onion, ad nauseum" read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday June 27, 2003 15:29 by Tim Hourigan   text 4 comments (last - monday july 07, 2003 15:33)
On June 3rd I received a letter from Aer Rianta's lawyers (Aurthur Cox) threatening me with imprisonment if I attend further demos at Shannon airport. Shortly afterwards, Commandant Ed Horgan and fellow planespotter and peacecamper Conor Cregan received identical threats.

see my reply to this at.
http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=51020&search_text=trespass

this week I got another letter, not answering my questions but repeating over and over the same threat. HERE is my reply which I will hand deliver to Aurthur Cox's offices tomorrow during Grassroots.

They don't want to debate the war, now they want to stifle protest. And these are the people who tell us they're safeguarding democracy. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday June 22, 2003 17:45 by Fintan Lane   text 13 comments (last - tuesday june 24, 2003 23:28)
Ten people arrested at Shannon demonstration during sit-down protest read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday June 21, 2003 19:08 by mikey v.   text 12 comments (last - sunday june 22, 2003 23:24)
6 people have been arrested at the anti-war demo in shannon. Cops, including some in riot gear, blocked access to the airport, a sit down protest ensued, leading to the arrests, which were quite forceful. Included among the arrestees are one minor (aged 13) and 2 or 3 parents, leaving some toddlers on their own. The main body of the protest is now outside Shannon Garda Station, 1 man has been released and the police say that the rest will be released by 6.30pm read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday June 20, 2003 00:44 by Fintan Lane
The Catholic Worker 5 will establish a peace camp on the Limerick/Clare border at 12pm on Saturday to protest against the order banning them from County Clare. At 1pm they will be joined by banned Cork anti-war activists who will remain in situ for the duration of the demonstration in Shannon. Honk your horn as you pass! And do get to Shannon town centre for the demo at 2pm!! read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday June 19, 2003 12:36 by Eoin Dubsky   text 4 comments (last - thursday june 19, 2003 22:04)
Below is an article I just found online from the Limerick Leader on Shannon Airport military use, by Keith Kelly. (Peas and chips from Turkey - Eoin) read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / feature Monday June 16, 2003 15:34 by IMC Editorial Group
Shannon Airport is the destination again on Saturday 21st of June for a National Demonstration called by the Cork Anti-War Campaign against the continued US Military use of the Airport. Buses are travelling from Cork and Dublin. read full story / add a comment
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