Foreign Affairs, International

12Oct2013 Canadian Hercules C130 at Shannon


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.


Features, International

by Jamison Maeda

Fifteen years ago this week, a gay college student in Laramie Wyoming named Matthew Shepard was robbed, beaten, tied to a fence and left for dead. His attackers, Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson stole Matthew’s credit card, his shoes, and pistol-whipped him. At their trial, McKinney’s ex-girlfriend said the two men “pretended they were gay to get [Shepard] into the truck and rob him.”
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Features, Health, Women's Rights

We are happy to pass on this statement for AIMS Ireland who are at the forefront in advancing proper maternity care in Ireland.

AIMS Ireland welcomes HIQA Savita report and recommendations: Condemning Irish maternity services as being ‘outdated’, ‘patently unsafe’, and a ‘geographic lottery’.

(Wednesday 9 October 2013) The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) today welcomed the HIQA report into the safety, quality and standards of care of Savita Halappanavar and called for the HSE to immediately conduct a full review of maternity services as recommended in the report.
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Dáil Work, Leaders Questions

Clare raised the issue of illegal adoptions in Ireland carried out over decades and access for those illegally adopted to the files that contain information relating to their identities.