Margaretta D’Arcy

Activist D’Arcy released from prison

 Irish Times 19th July 2014
Lorna Siggins, David Raleigh

An elderly artist and anti-war activist, who was released early from prison yesterday, after serving part of a second prison sentence over her opposition to the US military use of Shannon Airport, has described conditions inside Limerick Prison as “inhumane”.

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URGENT Picket Irish Embassy Thurs 20 March Free Margaretta D'Arcy, Free Shannon

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Irish Times article supporting Margaretta D'arcy

 Shannon protesters spoke for many of us
Una Mullally
Irish Times Jan 27th 2014

Sometimes things just sound wrong. Right now, Margaretta D’Arcy, a 79-year-old woman who is undergoing treatment for cancer, is serving a three-month sentence in Limerick Prison for protesting the US military’s use of Shannon Airport.
A few years ago, I met a former Apache helicopter pilot who had done countless stints in Iraq and Afghanistan. He didn’t know much about Ireland, but had been here more times than he cared to remember.

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Article by Global Women’s Strike on Margaretta D’Arcy

People all over the world have protested that 79-year-old cancer patient and peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy has been imprisoned for three months. What they may not know is how broad and varied has been her contribution to the well-being of society globally and all that she has fought for in a life dedicated to principled, courageous and creative work for justice from the bottom up. This is to begin a list to which others may well be in a better position to contribute and I hope they will add to it.

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