We've had more war planes at Shannon Airport during the past week. Interestingly two of them on Wednesday 1st July belonged to the Irish Air Corps - there were CASA marine patrol aircraft, which in fairness have never been involved in wars. Coincidently the previous evening 30th June in the Dail there was a debate on the Irish Defence Green Paper and proposed White Paper. There were very good contributions on Irish neutrality and US military abuse of Shannon Airport by Clare Daly TD, Mick Wallace TD and Padraig McLoughlin TD Sinn Fein. Among Clare Daly's excellent suggestions was the Irish Army Air Corps should be moved to Shannon Airport, and Baldonnel Aerodrome sold off to Michael O'Leary and Ryanair.