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Clare questioned the Minister for Foreign Affairs about the role of the Irish State in providing support to the family of an Irish man on trial is Scotland and  his views regarding the conditions in Maghaberry Prison.

To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has been briefed on a case (details supplied), and the trial currently underway in Glasgow in Scotland; and whether Consular assistance has been offered to the family; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
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Features, Foreign Affairs, National

While members of Shannon Watch were gathered for their monthly vigil yesterday, an Air National Guard, Alabama, KC 135 air refuelling tanker aircraft number 80106, was on the runway at Shannon airport.



Air National Guard, Alabama, KC 135 air refuelling tanker, at Shannon Airport June 14 2015

Air National Guard, Alabama, KC 135 at Shannon Airport 

Shannon Watch Monthly Vigil June 2015

Shannon Watch Monthly Vigil June 2015

Armenian Genocide


Features, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights

This is a very relevant and important piece by Ed Horgan, Shannon Watch activist and a member of Veterans for Peace, who was arrested last Saturday attempting to inspect a US Hercules C130 aircraft as he was about to board a flight to Britain.

Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” Adolf Hitler 1939
Certainly the Irish Government dares not speak of the annihilation and genocide of the Armenians.

Today I attended the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide at Tanner Parish Church in Dundrum Dublin. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny was invited to attend, but not only declined, but also declined to send any Irish Government representative. There were no Ministers, TDs or even Senators available to represent the Irish Government. Yet, as we all know, Government ministers and TDs spend far too much time attending funerals of their constituents all over the country.
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