Anti-war campaigners will gather at Shannon Airport this evening to show their opposition to US President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.
Peace group’s claim the ban targets refugees from Syria and discriminates against people from seven specific countries (Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, Yemen), by refusing to allow them to enter the country.
US immigration pre-clearance at Shannon Airport is currently implementing the ban, despite claims from anti-war groups that it puts Ireland in breach of Irish and EU anti-discrimination laws.
John Lannon of Shannonwatch said: “Shannon and Dublin’s complicity in allowing the US to deny entry to approved refugees, asylum seekers, visa holders and even US legal residents is shocking,”
“We call on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to express Ireland’s revulsion at the bans imposed by President Trump, and to ensure that the Irish airport authorities and Gardai do not facilitate this unjust and discriminatory order in any way,” he added.