Invitation to Women's Peace Camp at Shannon (Jan 6th/7th)

  • Posted on: 16 December 2017
  • By: shannonwatch

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Well known peace activist and feminist Margaretta D'arcy has issued a call to celebrate Women's Little Christmas/Nollaig na mBan in a meaningful way by coming along to the Shannon Airport Women's Peace Camp on Jan 6th.

The initiative is supported by the Clare Women's Network in a quest for peace. In MArgaretta's words:

No Answers from the Gardai at Shannon

  • Posted on: 10 December 2017
  • By: shannonwatch

It was a cold, wet Sunday afternoon at Shannon Airport. Two US Navy aircraft sat on the tarmac; one was a Hercules KC-130T Hercules, registration 164993, the other a C-40 Clipper, registration 168980 (both regular visitors to Shannon). Outside the airport, the regular monthly peace vigil took place as Gardai, with their backs to the US Navy planes, blocked the attendees from entering the airport.

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Dail Eireann Agrees to PESCO - Another Step Towards a European Army

  • Posted on: 9 December 2017
  • By: shannonwatch

A press conference hosted by the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) was held on 7th December to highlight government plans to rush a motion through the Dail to agree the new PESCO agreement. Peace and human rights campaigners fear a more militarised EU linked to NATO, and as opponents of the Lisbon Treaty 2009 suggested then and now, it will lead to a European Army.

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Debate Needed on PESCO

  • Posted on: 3 December 2017
  • By: shannonwatch

The Fine Gael / Independents government is to propose to the Dail this coming week that Ireland join the EU's Permanent Structured Cooperation on security and defence (PESCO). This will mean a new EU Defence budget starting at over €1.5 billion a year (up from €590 million). Each participating EU state, including Ireland, will be required to reach an average of 2% of its GDP to ensure that the EU becomes a global military power.

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