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This morning at approx 6am there was a faith based action at Shannon Airport by Dave Donnellan and

Colm Roddy and DAve Donnellan at Shannon Airport

Colm Roddy and Dave Donnellan at Shannon Airport

Colm Roddy in response to Irelands continuing support of US wars conducted in the middle east. They entered the airfield and sprayed the main runway with red crosses to represent all the innocent blood spilt by these wars. Two planes consecutively took off without them being detected until they reached a US military Lear jet, located on the old runway 11 almost half a mile away,… where they were arrested.

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Dawn was just breaking to the light was not good for photos.

The Learjet is the same one that was mentioned in the previous post last night, and in addition there was another larger US military aircraft number 24452, which took off while Dave and Colm were close to the main runway, carrying a banner and an Irish flag, signifying Irish sovereignty being abuses by US military at Shannon airport. It seems amazing the Dave and Colm were not detected until they had crossed two runways and walked over half a mile waving the Irish flag.

As they walked passed the Irish Army patrol vehicle they were spotted by the soldiers who then alerted the Gardaí sitting in the nearby Garda Patrol car, and they then called the Airport Police who detained Dave and Colm. They were later transferred in to two Garda Patrol cars to Shannon Garda Station where presumably they are now being interrogated. Before Dave and Colm entered the air field, they said some prayers for peace, and for the victims of violence in the Middle East and for the suffering of refugees fleeing these wars being actively facilitated by the Irish Government, An Garda Siochana and the Shannon airport authority.

Dáil Issues, Foreign Affairs

Clare on the need for Ireland to step up to the plate and do far far more for people seeking asylum, and particularly for unaccompanied minors. She also speaks about the 129 children who went missing from the camp at Calais after the French government chose to bulldoze it two months ago, the fact that nobody now knows where those children are, and the fact that the authorities in France are not making any effort to look for them to make sure they’re ok.

Dáil Issues, Foreign Affairs