Surveillance: NSA Warrantless Wiretapping
What Would Happen if Snowden Transits Through Ireland
An Irish court rules on the subject---in response to U.S. requests for extradition help. The opinion is actually an interesting window into U.S. efforts to get countries to impede Snowden's travel. Bottom line, the Irish court rejects the hypothetical U.S. extradition request, but on grounds that are easily fixed with another request. If I were Snowden, I wouldn't transit through Shannon.