Archive for the ‘Justice and Defence’ Category
QUESTION NO: 417
To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of complaints or requests to search suspect aircraft that were made at Shannon Garda Station from 2002 to December 2014.
To ask the Minister for Defence if a stock-take of unused Defence Forces property has been conducted; the amount of that property that has been disposed of to other State bodies and by way of private sale; the plans that exist for the remainder; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
– Clare Daly.
Two US warplanes photographed at Shannon today (see below). One is a US Navy C40 (Boeing 737)number 5836, and the other is a Hercules C130 number QH 3310.
The photo of the Omni air international chartered US troop carrier was taken on Sunday 4 Jan, by Shannonwatch and had probably been at the airport overnight. This combination of Hercules C130 and C40 Boeing are frequently seen at Shannon. What missions are they on and what are they carrying? Our government refuses to seek clarification.
Shannonwatch, 11 Dec 2014:
Shannonwatch are appalled at the shocking revelations about CIA torture of detainees in the US Senate intelligence committee report released on Tuesday Dec 9th. Details of the methods used, the extent of the torture and the scale of lies and deceit from a government agency are even worse than was already known. Ireland’s complicity has already been documented by other reports, but given this new information it is now well past time for a full investigation of the role played by Shannon in the brutal and illegal interrogation undertaken by the CIA.