Galway peace activist charged over Shannon Airport protest

Galway activist Margaretta D’Arcy is to face charges before Ennis District Court on Monday after receiving a summons in relation to an anti-war protest on the Shannon Airport runway last October.

Ms D’Arcy faces the charge that she “did interfere with the proper use of Shannon Airport by going on the runway without permission.”

In response Ms D’Arcy said: “I will be arguing in court that I was interfering with the improper use of the airport. Shannon Airport is being used as a US military hub. Millions of armed troops have travelled through that airport en route to wage war and commit war crimes. What is happening at Shannon Airport is criminal – our action last October was just.”

The protest last October was organised by the Galway Alliance Against War.

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