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Foreign Affairs, International, Justice and Defence

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.

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Dáil Issues, Dáil Work, Foreign Affairs, Oral Questions

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.
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Dáil Issues, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Oral Questions, Prisoners

Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, International

by Daniel Kavanagh

Today, Chelsea Manning turns 28 years old.  Chelsea is an MTF trans woman who was born Bradley Manning in Oklahoma 28 years ago today, in 1987. On the 21st of August 2013, Chelsea was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

She was charged under 22 different charges, 10 of which she pleaded guilty to. The most serious of these charges was “aiding the enemy”, which is a capital offence, although the prosecutors did not wish to inflict the death penalty on her.
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