Independent TD Clare Daly questioned Shannon Airport’s commercial viability in referring to jailed protester Margaretta D’Arcy (above) and said it was “strange that a 79-year-old woman with impaired mobility was able to access the runway with a colleague”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The number of protests at Shannon Airport has increased in the past two years despite a two-thirds drop in US(...)

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(...)

Delegates at the Sinn Fein ardfheis have supported a call for the release of 79-year-old Margaretta D’Arcy, who is serving three months in prison for  refusing to sign a bail bond to stay away from unauthorised zones at Shannon airport.

There was sustained applause at the Sinn Féin ardfheis when delegates endorsed a call of support for and release of jailed Shannon airport protester M(...)

 Margaretta D’Arcy: could be released if she complies with court decision.

Anti-war campaigner Margaretta D’Arcy could be released from prison if she complies with a court decision to stay off the runway at Shannon Airport, M(...)

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(...)

US Marines bound for Iraq call home shortly after arriving in Shannon. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Sometimes things just sound wrong. Right now, Margaretta D’Arcy, a 79-year-old woman who is undergoing treatment for cancer, is serving a three-month (...)

 Commissioner Martin Callinan: attended the PAC with a delegation of senior officers for a five-hour grilling on the penalty points issue last week.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Public Accounts Committee has been very active of late. Four weeks into the New Year it has tackled the Central Remedial Clinic’s funding, Rehab, (...)

Margaretta D’Arcy. Prof Michael   O’Flaherty said that while he was not familiar with the details of the court judgment which had resulted in the three-month detention of the peace activist, he hoped that a “compassionate approach” would be taken towards someone who was “elderly and unwell”. Photograph: Eamon Ward

A leading human rights academic has said he is “surprised and disappointed” by Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton’s assertion that trade missions are “n(...)

Margaretta D’Arcy being escorted into Ennis Court yesterday.

Four supporters of anti-war activist Margaretta D’Arcy (79) were forcibly removed by gardaí from court in Ennis yesterday after disrupting proceedings(...)

Protesters outside the Department of Justice last week calling on the Government to release 79-year-old peace activist and member of Aosdana, Margaretta D’Arcy. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said it is a matter of regret that a 79-year-old anti-war activist did not enter into a bond that would have all(...)

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