Peace Activism at Shannon on International Women's Day

At Shannon today, International Women's Day, a group of activists for Clare and Galway carried out a protest against US military use, or abuse, of Shannon Airport. It was led by the indomitable peace activist Margaretta D'Arcy.

One group of women assembled at the roundabout on the road into the airport while Margaretta led another group within the airport terminal building. Inside the terminal they lay on the floor wearing white death masks and commenced wailing in memory of the hundreds of thousands of innocent women and children who have died as a result of US led resource wars in the Middle East.

Raging Grannies Day of Mourning at Shannon Airport - March 8th

A group of women known as the Raging Grannies will hold a Day of Mourning at Shannon Airport on March 8th, International Women's Day, starting at 11am. In doing so they will draw attention to the fact that the airport has been complicit in deaths all across the Middle East, with US troops passing through practically every day of the week.

Up to one million children have died due to US-led wars in the Middle East since 1991. This includes over 500,000 Iraqi children who died due to US/UN sanctions in the 1990s. US Secretary of State Madeline Albright said their deaths 'were worth it'

US Military Planes At Shannon 26th February 2019

Tuesday morning 26 Feb 2019 there were at least five aircraft on contract to the US military carrying probably over 1,000 armed US soldiers and their weapons at Shannon Airport

Shannon is Becoming a bit like Home for the US Military

At Shannon today (23rd Feb), one United States of America executive Boeing C40C, number 09-0540 and one lame-duck Omni Air US troop carrier N207AX being protected for the past 5 days by a joint Garda and Irish Army patrols while it undergoes some repairs. 

Ireland's Complicity in Deaths of Yemeni Children

Letter by Shannonwatch's Edward Horgan published in Irish Examiner 20 Feb 2019

There is supposed to be ceasefire in Yemen but each day children are still dying, by bombing, gunfire, disease and starvation. According to UN sources at least 85,000 children have died. Like the Syrian conflict there are many internal and external factions involved but the main culprits include Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates supported by armaments supplied by, US, UK, France and Germany. They support the UN recognised Yemeni government that is not supported by the vast majority of Yemeni people.

Troop Carrier N477AX - all alone at Shannon

There was just one aircraft doing normal - or abnormal - flight business at Shannon Airport at 4pm on Sunday January 27th. It was an Omni Air International N477AX on contract to the US military carrying armed US troops from Moody US Air Force Base Fort Wort Texas to Kuwait in the Middle East. It took off from Moody about 14.30pm.