SERVING just two hours of a 30 day prison term at Limerick Prison after he failed to pay a court fine, Independent TD Mick Wallace said that he will continue his campaign to Government to stop the use of Shannon Airport by military who he says are “slaughtering innocent people” in the Middle East.
Speaking to the Limerick Post this Wednesday evening, Deputy Wallace said that he was treated fairly by all the people he encountered following his arrest and subsequent committal to Limerick Prison but feels that his journey to Limerick today with Gardai was “pointless, but that’s the system we have here”.
“It was ludicrous that we were charged in the first place – we got over the fence in Shannon to keep to peace and not break it”.
Deputy Wallace was jailed today over his failure to pay a €2,000 court fine imposed at Ennis District Court. He had until July to pay the fine or serve 30 days in prison in lieu.
The Wexford TD is now one of the 190 prisoners on the Irish Prison system who are on temporary release from sentences that are less than three months for non payment of fines.
Dublin TD Clare Daly was also fined arising out of the same incident.