The roar of a US warplane over a civilian Irish airport
For almost two decades, activists have waged an inspiring struggle against the use of the Shannon airport in Ireland by the US military. How does a government allow the military to use a civilian airport, they ask
Irish activists demand ouster of US military from Shannon airport
The US military was allowed to use the Shannon airport after 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre . Activists have accused the government of weakening the traditional policy of Irish neutrality by catering to US imperialist ambitions.