Government urged to ‘move on’ from Shannon

The outgoing US ambassador to Ireland has said the government should ‘‘move on’’ from the issue of US military flights at Shannon Airport, and should not raise the matter with the new Barack Obama administration.

8th November, 2008

The outgoing US ambassador to Ireland has said the government should ‘‘move on’’ from the issue of US military flights at Shannon Airport, and should not raise the matter with the new Barack Obama administration.

The government said last weekend that it would approach the new US government on the issue of so-called ‘extraordinary rendition’, and would ensure that gardaí and airport authorities had powers to search aircraft. However, ambassador Thomas...

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