Leeson Lane, Dublin 2.
Veteran peace campaigner Colm Roddy joined a protest outside the Department of Transport HQ against the use of Shannon Airport for stopovers by US military.
Previously: Colm Roddy on Broadsheet
( The AC-130, which the Americans are using for “special operations” in southern Afghanistan. One like it landed in Shannon)
And the craic.
Mr [Eamon] Gilmore said he was aware that a US plane armed with a fixed weapon landed at Shannon Airport in the period prior to September 2013.
He said the case was raised at the highest possible level with the US Embassy.
An official there said it was an isolated incident that had taken place as a result of an administrative error, he said.
The minister said assurances were given that steps had been taken to prevent any recurrence.
Pic: India Times
The booklet, published by Shannonwatch, the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) and the Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM), outlines “the legal instruments being violated as a result of US military and CIA use of Shannon”
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
An Army officer being promoted to brigadier general openly acknowledged her homosexuality on Friday by having her wife pin her star to her uniform, thus becoming the first openly gay officer of flag rank in the United States military. The officer, Brig. Gen. Tammy S. Smith, 49, a 26-year veteran of the Army, was promoted in a ceremony at the women’s memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. The star was affixed by Tracey Hepner, who was a co-founder last year of the Military Partners and Families Coalition.
Thanks Barry H