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 (...)

Galway anti-war activist Margaretta D’Arcy has had a three-month suspended sentence activated after she refused to sign a bond to uphold the law and keep away from unauthorised zones at Shannon. Photograph: Eamon Ward

A 79-year old feminist, peace activist, film-maker and member of Aosdána has been jailed for three months in Limerick Prison in relation to protests o(...)

Peace activists Niall Farrell and Margaretta D’arcy are detained by police as they attempt to block the runway of Shannon Airport in protest at the use of the airport by the US military. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Two anti-war activists have been arrested for a second time at a protest at Shannon Airport. Margaretta D’Arcy (79) and Niall Farrell (60) - the broth(...)

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