Peace Vigil at Shannon on January 12th, 2020

We had a wonderful turnout at Shannon today to oppose the US military use of the airport. Almost 100 people in total, gathered in opposition to the US military use of the airport. So great to see people from near and far, united in campaigning for peace. We walked from outside the aerodrome to the airport, with songs of peace and solidarity ringing out. And the usual one hour presence on the "peace' roundabout was also observed.

Fire on US Military Contracted Plane at Shannon Airport Raises Serious Questions

Shannonwatch are calling for an immediate review of the safety standards applied to US military and military contracted planes at Shannon Airport. A fire on an Omni Air International troop carrier brought the airport to a standstill on Thursday August 15th. This once again highlights the dangers posed by daily military traffic at a civilian airport like Shannon. 

The troop carrier, which is reported to be carrying approximately 150 troops, was on its way to the Middle East. It had arrived earlier from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma USA.