Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Artist and activist Margaretta D’Arcy (80), who is serving a second prison sentence over her opposition to US military use of Shannon Airport, is exp(...)

Peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy arriving at Mill Street Garda station in Galway today.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Artist and peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy is serving another prison sentence over her opposition to the use of Shannon airport by the US military.Ms(...)

  Margaretta D’Arcy is seen during her  release from Mountjoy prison in Dublin today. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Activist and Aosdána member Margaretta D’Arcy (79), who was released from prison in Dublin this morning, described Shannon airport as “a place (...)

Margaretta D’Arcy, who was arrested on January 15th and taken to Limerick prison to serve a three-month sentence for illegal incursion on to the runway at Shannon Airport in 2012. She was transferred to Dóchas women’s prison at Mountjoy in Dublin last month. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Activist Margaretta D’Arcy (79) is to be released from prison on March 22nd, where she has been serving a sentence for refusing t(...)

Struggle for peaceful means: Margaretta D’Arcy at Ennis District Court last  December. Photograph: Eamon Ward

She is an unlikely inmate of a medium-security prison. The peace activist and writer Margaretta D’Arcy lights up Limerick Prison’s sparse visiting roo(...)

Former UN assistant secretary general Denis Halliday said Margaretta D’Arcy had been an ally in non-violence of President Michael D Higgins for many years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The Department of Justice says there are no plans to offer Aosdána member and peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy (79) early release from prison on compa(...)

File photo dated October 7th, 2012 of Shannon Peace activists Niall Farrell (right) and Margaretta D’arcy attempting to block the runway of Shannon Airport in protest at the use of the airport by the CIA and US Military  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

President Michael D Higgins has defended his wife Sabina’s decision to visit the activist Margaretta D’Arcy in jail. Mrs Higgins paid a private visit (...)