09DUBLIN45

Classification: 
UNCLASSIFIED
Subject: 
IRISH GOVERNMENT'S ATTITUDE TOWARDS FOREIGN INVESTMENT
Created: 
30 Jan 2009
Released: 
26 Aug 2011
Summary: 
In a section of the cable headed "Other acts of Political Violence": Several Irish citizens damaged US military assests at the airport in 2003. One was convicted and given a suspended sentence. In late 2005 a group of politicians said they would not oppose further attacks. In 2006, five others activists were acquitted by a jury. Lawful excuse argument used.