Archive for the ‘Foreign Affairs’ Category
Shannonwatch snapped two warplanes at Shannon yesterday afternoon.
One was a Canadian Hercules C130. As Canada is involved in the occupation of Afghanistan, why are Canadian military aircraft allowed transit through Irish territory? The OMNI Air US troop carrier normally carries up to 300 armed US troops through Shannon, on a daily basis. Claims by the government that the civilian use of Shannon airport is being promoted are clearly false, the terminal is practically empty with staff having to stand around and appear busy.
Clare raises again with the Taoiseach the issue of Shannon Airport being used to facilitate rendition flights, in light of condemnation of this practice by the EU human rights chief.
IRISH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT VISIT ASSANGE IN ECUADOR EMBASSY – AND ISSUE CALL TO ALL IRISH AUSTRALIANS TO RALLY AROUND ASSANGE AND VOTE FOR WIKILEAKS IN UPCOMING SENATE ELECTIONS
Clare asks the Taoiseach to offer asylum to exiled American whistleblower Edward Snowden.