A judge yesterday banned a 74-year-old peace activist from entering Co Clare arising from an alleged incursion into Shannon Airport.

At Gort District Court, Judge James Faughnan made the order that Colm Roddy of Bayside Walk, Sutton, Dublin 13, and Dave Donnellan, aged 56, of Reuben St, Rialto, Dublin 8, do not enter Clare except for court appearances as part of their bail conditions until their case is finalised.

The two are charged with causing €300 in criminal damage to a fence at Shannon Airport on May 25.

In the alleged incident at 5am on Wednesday, they spray-painted red crosses on airport property as part of a “faith-based protest”.

They were arrested and detained at Shannon Garda Station before their appearance at court yesterday.

Supt Brendan McDonagh of Ennis Garda Station told the court that “there is a possibility of further charges” in the case.

In court, Mr Roddy wore a top with the words ‘Welcome refugees from wars we helped to fuel’.

The two were remanded on bail to reappear in relation to the charges to Ennis District Court on July 20.


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