Saturday 1 November 2014

Margaretta D'Arcy court case 'recorded by member of public'

Four supporters of activist forcibly removed

Gordon Deegan

Published 22/01/2014 | 13:24

Galway anti-war activist Margaretta D'Arcy has had a three month suspended sentence activated after she refused to sign a bond to uphold the law and keep away from unauthorised zones at Shannon.. Photograph by Eamon Ward
Galway anti-war activist Margaretta D'Arcy. Photo: Eamon Ward

A JUDGE hearing a court case against Margaretta D'Arcy this morning was informed that a member of the public had recorded the court proceedings.

Judge Patrick Durcan ordered that the man be brought before him at Ennis District Court.

 

Four members of the public protesting against the use of Shannon Airport by the US military were removed from the courtroom.

 

D'Arcy is accused of entering unauthorised areas of Shannon Airport in September 2013.

 

Currently serving a jail term at Limerick prison over her refusal to sign a peace bond, Ms D’Arcy was escorted into court by three prison guards and was flanked by an accused drug dealer and prison officer when sitting down.

 

Ms D'Arcy;s first remarks to Judge Patrick Durcan was ‘I’m surprised that you are not in the dock with me”.

 

Speaking outside court, Ms Darcy’s son, Finn Arden expressed concern how frail his 79 year old mother is.

 

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