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Jail threat hangs over Shannon Airport protest TD Mick Wallace

By Ed Carty

Published 29/08/2015

Trespass: Mick Wallace
Trespass: Mick Wallace

The Irish politician who revealed the Nama payment scandal in Northern Ireland could face jail, it emerged yesterday.

Independent TD Mick Wallace breached security at Shannon Airport in a protest against American military planes.

Wallace and fellow TD Clare Daly were found guilty of entering a restricted zone in July last year in a failed attempt to inspect a US Hercules C-130 and another military plane.

The TDs were fined €2,000 (£1,450) each at Ennis District Court in April and given until the end of July to pay or serve a 30-day jail sentence. It is understood the TDs have been in contact with Garda in Co Clare in recent weeks over the sentence.

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