Archive for the ‘Foreign Affairs’ Category
Edward Horgan was in court yesterday, 13 January, in order to have a date set for his trial for attempting to inspect US military aircraft at Shannon on 18 April 2015. Edward is a champion peace activist of long-standing, and his piece gives an interesting insight into how peace activists are treated in the Irish Courts system.
It was another long day in court, my third long day so far and my case has not even had a date set for trial yet. This represents just one of the abuses of our justice system. I was summoned to appear in court first on 18th November 2015 on a charge that on 18th April 2015, I did “enter a part of Shannon airport to which persons were not for that time permitted”.
Shannonwatch have posted a review of military traffie passing through Shannon in 2015 over on their website – the brilliant monitoring work that they do ensures that the Irish public is kept informed about what’s going on there; the Irish Government don’t like to tell us without a lot of prodding.
Clare asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs a number of questions on issues including recognition of Palestinian statehood, EU imports of goods from illegal Israeli settlements, Saudi Arabia’s human rights record, and Irish neutrality. His responses can be found below.