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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Shannonwatch

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What kind of weapons were six US airplanes refused access to Ireland carrying?
The description for the contents of most of the refused flights was ‘class 1 explosives’. The reasons for the refusals are as yet unclear however.
Shannon security staff are due pay rises for the airport's 'unique' situation
Workers at the airport, which routinely hosts US military flights, need to fulfil stringent criteria.
Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland
The Department of Transport has contacted Miami Air about the “circumstances surrounding this flight”.
More than 1,000 airplanes carrying weapons allowed into Ireland since 2014
One TD says Ireland is helping weapons fall into the hands of ISIS.
'I did what I thought was right at Shannon Airport,' says Mick Wallace
Clare Daly and Mick Wallace were giving evidence in court today.
'Irish citizens seen as a hostile party by Islamic resistance groups', court told
The evidence was given during a case involving TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly.
Mick Wallace will be representing himself in court today
Wallace and fellow independent TD Clare Daly are contesting charges that they entered a restricted zone in Shannon Airport last summer.
Department of Foreign Affairs: Shannon Airport was not used to facilitate torture
A damning report into torture used by the US military was released yesterday.
Mick Wallace and Clare Daly to appear in court
The TDs were arrested in July after trying to search a US military aircraft.
TDs and Senators visited Shannon Airport today - to see if the US military should still be there
Sinn Féin’s Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said further assurances are needed from the government that Ireland’s neutrality is not being compromised.
Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants?
Should Ireland join the international coalition?
PHOTOS: Mick Wallace and Clare Daly are arrested at Shannon Airport
See what went down in Shannon this afternoon.
Just released and Mick Wallace is tweeting pictures of US military craft at Shannon
The Wexford TD is continuing his campaign to stop Shannon from being used as a US military airbase.
"We are now a blood-ridden country": Margaretta D'Arcy rounds on TDs over Shannon...
Some of them looked pretty stunned at the tirade…
Protest rally in solidarity with Margaretta D’Arcy to be held this weekend
The peace rally is being held in Shannon in opposition to the US military use of the airport.
Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in prison
D’Arcy, who is receiving treatment for cancer, has already been in Limerick Prison for 10 days.
Armed US plane landed at Shannon 'in error'
Shannonwatch said it is difficult to believe that a breach of this kind was an administrative error.
'Legal violations' caused by US military and CIA use of Shannon Airport outlined in new booklet
Irish peace groups have outlined the “aviation, human rights, and international humanitarian law” which are being violated by the use of the airport by foreign military.
Over 1,100 planes carrying military arms landed at Shannon Airport in 2011
The Minister for Transport has also said that under 250,000 American soldiers passed through the airport in 2011.