Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has raised the imprisonment of Galway peace activist and writer Margaretta D’arcy with the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.
The 79-year-old Aosdana member is serving a sentence at Limerick Prisonin relation to her involvement in protests at the use of Shannon Airport by the US military en route to wars in the Middle East.
D’arcy was previously jailed at Armagh women’s prison for her protest activities in support of republican prisoners there. Her book Tell them Everything, is an account of her experience in Armagh Jail.
Speaking to the Taoiseach, today Gerry Adams pointed out:
“Ms D'arcy suffers from Parkinson’s disease, is reliant on the use of a zimmer frame and is undergoing cancer treatment. She is not a criminal and poses no danger to the public.”
He asked whether the Taoiseach believed that Limerick Prison was an appropriate place for a woman of Margaretta’s D’arcy’s age and condition.