Archive for the ‘Justice and Defence’ Category
Clare Daly supports the call of Shannonwatch for the Minister of Foreign Affairs to explain the escalation of US aircraft in Shannon over the weekend
Number of U.S. Military Aircraft at Shannon Raises ConcernsShannonwatch, 09/09/2013
Shannonwatch have called on the Minister for Foreign Affairs to clarify the significance of several U.S. troop carriers and other military aircraft at Shannon Airport in the run-up to what might well be a U.S. led attack on Syria. As U.S. President Barack Obama continues to look for support for an attack that would have serious repercussions for the Syrian people and the region as a whole, the organisation calls on the Irish government to make its opposition clear by immediately ending the U.S. military use of the airport.
Today decision by the high court to reject Aja Teehan’s bid to overturn the HSE’s refusal to allow her a home birth is a bitter disappointment but the campaign will go on.
Ms Teehan claimed that the HSE was unlawful in refusing to consider the merits of her application. She claimed that instead of looking at the individual case it simply applied a blanket policy to disallow her choice of a home birth. Ms Teehan believes that this refusal is a breach of her constitutional and human rights.