On Saturday, 8th March 2014, one of the windiest days ever experienced at Shannon, a Peace Camp was held to celebrate International Women's Day. It was just over eleven years since the initial Peace Camp had been established there, prior to the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. One of the original founders of the camp, Margaretta D'Arcy, is currently in Mountjoy prison serving a three month sentence for going onto the runway and refusing to sign a bond undertaking not to do so again to protest against the continuing use of Shannon Airport by the U.S. Military.
Apparently Ireland is a neutral country, at least according to Bunreacht na hÉireann / The Irish Constitution it is. Irish Neutrality is, however, 'more honoured in the breach than in the observance', especially at Shannon Airport.