Shannon peace activists  Margaretta D’Arcy and Niall Farrell attempt 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 Wire

Amid a mass of refugees at Euston Station intent on getting out of England at the outbreak of war in 1939, the five-year-old Margaretta D’Arcy saw a (...)

Margaretta D’Arcy is released from Mountjoy prison, in Dublin, in 2014. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Activist and artist Margaretta D’Arcy has urged voters to question general election candidates over their position on the use of Shannon airport by th(...)

The decision to grant politician Mick Wallace early release, which is very common for people sentenced to jail for the non-payment of fines, was made by a senior staff member of the Irish Prisons Service.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The decision to grant politician Mick Wallace early release, which is very common for people sentenced to jail for the non-payment of fines, was made (...)

Crowds gather outside the Central Bank in Dublin to protest against the jailing of five anti-water charge protesters. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Two anti-water charge protesters, who were among five jailed last week for defying a court order, have gone on hunger-strike, thousands of people who (...)

 Margaretta D’Arcy is released from Mountjoy prison, in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Margaretta D’Arcy was imprisoned this year for refusing to sign a commitment to keep away from unauthorised zones at Shannon Airport. The 80-year-old (...)

Mick Wallace appeared at Ennis District Court concerning an alleged illegal entrance into a restricted area of Shannon airport.

Independent TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly are to fully contest charges that they unlawfully entered a restricted zone at Shannon airport last July.A(...)

 Margaretta D’Arcy upon her release from  Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, earlier this year.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Elderly artist and anti-war activist Margaretta D’Arcy described conditions of her incarceration as “inhumane” upon her release from Limerick prison t(...)

Peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy arriving at Mill Street Garda station in Galway on July 9th to begin serving her prison sentence. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

An elderly artist and anti-war activist, who was released early from prison this morning, after serving part of a second prison sentence over her oppo(...)

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(...)