Margaretta D’Arcy to be released from prison late next week

Margaretta D’Arcy is to be released from Mountjoy Prison on Saturday March 22. She was given her release date by the prison authorities this week.

On Tuesday, Ms D’Arcy and her co-accused Niall Farrell were once again before Ennis District Court at which the trial date of June 24 was set in relation to their action on the runway at Shannon Airport on September 1 2013.

The Galway Alliance Against War has welcomed the news of Ms D’Arcy’s release, but condemned the Government for “imprisoning a seriously ill elderly peace activist” and for allowing the US military use of Shannon Airport and “turning Shannon into a gateway to a holocaust that has taken the lives of more than one million people

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