Margaretta D’Arcy who was jailed for two weeks last week, over her opposition to US military use of Shannon Airport, may be released from Limerick Prison on Friday.
Lorna Siggins, in The Irish Times, reports:
Prison sources said that D’Arcy may not have to serve the full two weeks of her term in Limerick Prison and may be discharged on Friday.
D’Arcy, who is a member of Aosdána and is receiving treatment for cancer, had not eaten for some days after being taken to Limerick last Wednesday.
D’Arcy has been eating since yesterday, according to her son Finn Arden, and is in “good spirits”.
In a statement, she said her abstention from food initially was taken as “an act of solidarity with the victims of war and in particular with the people of Gaza who are once again being subjected to a brutal bombing campaign by Israel”.
Previously: Margaretta Returns To Jail
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