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(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams is  due to visit anti-war activist Margaretta D’Arcy in Limerick Prison this afternoon. Photographs: Dara Mac Dómhnaill/Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams is due to visit Margaretta D’Arcy in Limerick Prison this afternoon, where she is being held over her refusal 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(...)

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 (...)