US Military Officers Oversee War Activities at Shannon

Information provided by the Minister for Foreign Affairs sheds disturbing new light on US military use of Shannon Airport. According to the minister the troop and air force crews that pass through the airport are not the only US military there. There are also two US officers of military rank permanently based in the airport. Their official role is to assist with the transit of US Government and Government contracted flights.

Hirosima remembered at Shannon Vigil

Thirteen peace activists attended the monthly Shannon peace vigil on Sunday, 9th August. As usual we were outnumbered by uniformed and plainclothed Gardai. Peace activists travelled from Dublin, Cork, Mullingar, Galway, Ennis and Limerick to attend. The reaction of passing motorists is increasingly encouraging and positive. 

Since August 9 is the aniversary of the distruction of Hiroshima in 1945 by an Atomic bomb, a war crime committed by the US airforce, on the orders of the then US President, it was considered appropriate to commemorate this event. Within the airport about 200 armed US troops were passing through the airport on an Omni Air chartered troop-transporter.

The Following Day - Business as Usual at Shannon

On the following day, Monday 10 August 09, there were three warplanes at Shannon airport.

Shannonwatch calls for the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty

The abject disregard of the Irish political elite for Ireland's neutrality has been demonstrated by the routine transit of US military planes and troops through Shannon Airport for most of this decade. With the re-run of the Lisbon Treaty referendum we are now being asked to accept EU promises that it will not affect or prejudice Ireland's traditional policy of military neutrality.

Shannon and the New US War Strategy in Afghanistan

Every day more evidence comes to light in relation to Shannon's role in the illegal and immoral wars of the US. The latest information indicates that it may be part of a new weekly supply route for the US army in Afghanistan, using chartered planes.

Green Party shreds and incinerates its principles to achieve power-at-all-costs

Dr Edward Horgan (Comdt. retd.), former UN peacekeeper and anti-war/human rights activist today resigned his membership of the Green Party.

Case Against Human Rights Activist Dismissed in Shannon District Court

A case brought by the state against human rights activist Edward Horgan as a result of his requests to have a suspected CIA rendition plane searched at Shannon was dismissed in Ennis yesterday (20th May). Judge Mangan, presiding over Shannon District Court, dismissed the case on the basis of legal arguments made by Mr Horgans defence council.