Activist D'Arcy released from Mountjoy Prison

Peace activist Margaretta D'Arcy, aged 79, was released from Mountjoy Women's Prison yesterday after a nine-and-a-half week jail term.

23rd March, 2014

Peace activist Margaretta D'Arcy, aged 79, was released from Mountjoy Women's Prison yesterday after a nine-and-a-half week jail term.

D'Arcy, from Galway city, was jailed for refusing not to repeat an illegal incursion of the runway at Shannon Airport in October 2012. She was protesting against the use of Shannon by US military aircraft.

During her hearing in Ennis last December, the court heard that she and a co-defendant had endangered the lives of those onboard incoming...

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