Archive for the ‘Foreign Affairs’ Category
To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has sought assurances that US military advisers on route to Iraq will not be landing at Shannon airport.
In spite of all the protests and exposure over the past 14 years of US military misuse of Shannon airport, and the recent efforts of Margaretta D’Arcy and Niall Farrell, and the Shannonwatch submission to the Joint Oireachtas Petitions Committee on 18th June, US military war planes are still being refuelled at Shannon airport, while being protected by the usual Irish Army patrol. Needless to say none of the planes were searched or investigated in any way.
Speaking on the Shannon Bill Clare raised some points about the use of the airport by US military war planes. Click on the link below to watch: