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Jobstown trial and public protest - Irish Times

Jobstown trial and public protestIrish TimesSir, – Common sense has prevailed with the innocent verdict for all of the Jobstown Six. Undoubtedly it was a very unpleasant and even frightening experience for Joan Burton and her adviser Karen O'Connell. However, that is not a good enough reason to ...and more »

Trial's Tribulations - The Times (subscription);

Trial's Tribulations - The Times (subscription)

The Times (subscription)Trial's TribulationsThe Times (subscription)The Jobstown trial is finally over but clearly there are lessons to be learnt from what has transpired. It is important to be clear at the outset: the cornerstone of any democracy is the right to protest. Take that away and you do not have a genuine ...and more »

Solidarity Party demands public inquiry to discover if Garda or politicians conspired against members over Jobstown ... - Irish Mirror;

Solidarity Party demands public inquiry to discover if Garda or politicians conspired against members over Jobstown ... - Irish Mirror

Irish MirrorSolidarity Party demands public inquiry to discover if Garda or politicians conspired against members over Jobstown ...Irish MirrorThe Solidarity Party is demanding a public inquiry to discover if the Garda or establishment politicians conspired against their members over the Jobstown protest. After he was acquitted of falsely imprisoning former Tanaiste Joan Burton, TD Paul ...and more »

TD Paul Murphy calls for probe into 'false imprisonment' charges against acquitted Jobstown Six - The Irish Sun;

TD Paul Murphy calls for probe into 'false imprisonment' charges against acquitted Jobstown Six - The Irish Sun

The Irish SunTD Paul Murphy calls for probe into 'false imprisonment' charges against acquitted Jobstown SixThe Irish SunSOLIDARITY TD Paul Murphy, cleared of the charge of falsely imprisoning ex-tanaiste Joan Burton and her aide, wants a public inquiry and for all charges in relation to the 2014 water demo to be axed. Murphy and five others were found not guilty by a ...and more »

Jobstown protesters were angry after years of austerity - Irish Times;

Jobstown protesters were angry after years of austerity - Irish Times

Irish TimesJobstown protesters were angry after years of austerityIrish TimesI grew up in a community very similar to Jobstown. It was the 1980s. Some people had more than others but nobody had a lot. People got up early in the morning, either to go to school or work, or to mind other people's children so that they could go to ...and more »

'It's them against us': Jobstown residents respond to acquittals - Irish Times;

'It's them against us': Jobstown residents respond to acquittals - Irish Times

Irish Times'It's them against us': Jobstown residents respond to acquittalsIrish TimesThe verdict that found Paul Murphy TD and five others not guilty of falsely imprisoning Labour Party TD and former tánaiste Joan Burton and her assistant Karen O'Connell was enthusiastically welcomed by residents of Jobstown. Most members of the ...and more »

Solidarity leads calls for inquiry into Jobstown investigation - Newstalk 106-108 fm;

Solidarity leads calls for inquiry into Jobstown investigation - Newstalk 106-108 fm

Newstalk 106-108 fmSolidarity leads calls for inquiry into Jobstown investigationNewstalk 106-108 fmSix men, including Solidarity TD Paul Murphy, were acquitted yesterday of falsely imprisoning the former Tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser Karen O'Connell at a water charge protest in 2014. He later called for an 'independent and public' inquiry ...and more »

Solidarity TD seeks public inquiry into Jobstown 'conspiracy' - Irish Times;

Solidarity TD seeks public inquiry into Jobstown 'conspiracy' - Irish Times

Irish TimesSolidarity TD seeks public inquiry into Jobstown 'conspiracy'Irish TimesSolidarity TD Paul Murphy has alleged “political policing” in the Jobstown trial and called on the Minister for Justice to initiate a public inquiry into the Garda investigation. Mr Murphy claimed gardaí had given a “litany of false, inaccurate ...and more »

'This was a message to working-class communities': Call for inquiry into Jobstown investigation - thejournal.ie;

'This was a message to working-class communities': Call for inquiry into Jobstown investigation - thejournal.ie

thejournal.ie'This was a message to working-class communities': Call for inquiry into Jobstown investigationthejournal.ieAt a press conference today, Murphy and Solidarity colleagues were heavily critical of the gardaí. By Sean Murray Friday 30 Jun 2017, 4:37 PM. 4 minutes ago 40 Views 1 Comment. http://jrnl.ie/3471872. Share Tweet Email. Image: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie.and more »

Expert says no need to change contempt laws following Jobstown trial - Newstalk 106-108 fm;

Expert says no need to change contempt laws following Jobstown trial - Newstalk 106-108 fm

Newstalk 106-108 fmExpert says no need to change contempt laws following Jobstown trialNewstalk 106-108 fmPictured is (LtoR) Michael Banks, Paul Murphy TD, Scott Masterson outside the Central Criminal Court in Dublin following their acquittal yesterday. Image: Sam Boal / RollingNews. Michael Staines. 14:22 30 Jun 2017. Michael Staines 6 hours ago. AddThis ...and more »

Listen: Kfm's Court Correspondent Speaks To Kildare Today On Covering The

Listen: Kfm's Court Correspondent Speaks To Kildare Today On Covering The "Jobstown" Trial. - Kfm Radio

Kfm RadioListen: Kfm's Court Correspondent Speaks To Kildare Today On Covering The "Jobstown" Trial.Kfm RadioSolidarity TD Paul Murphy and five others have been cleared of the false imprisonment of former Tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser. They were alleged to have trapped them in two Garda vehicles during a water charge protest in Jobstown in November ...and more »

Listen: One Of Those Cleared In

Listen: One Of Those Cleared In "Jobstown" Trial Says He Has No Faith In The Judicial System. - Kfm Radio

Kfm RadioListen: One Of Those Cleared In "Jobstown" Trial Says He Has No Faith In The Judicial System.Kfm RadioOne of the men cleared in the Jobstown trial says he has no faith in the judicial process. Yesterday a jury acquitted six people of falsely imprisoning the former Tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser at a water charge protest in Tallaght three years ...and more »

MORNING BULLETIN: Six Jobstown defendants found not guilty; 'Fiasco' fury as council scraps Grenfell Tower meeting - Irish Examiner;

MORNING BULLETIN: Six Jobstown defendants found not guilty; 'Fiasco' fury as council scraps Grenfell Tower meeting - Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerMORNING BULLETIN: Six Jobstown defendants found not guilty; 'Fiasco' fury as council scraps Grenfell Tower meetingIrish ExaminerIRELAND: Solidarity TD Paul Murphy is demanding a full independent inquiry into the Garda investigation of the Jobstown protest after his acquittal yesterday. IRELAND: The husband of a woman missing since March 20 says she took thousands of euro in ...and more »

Jobstown: Six cleared after lengthy trial that cost the taxpayer €2.5m - Independent.ie;

Jobstown: Six cleared after lengthy trial that cost the taxpayer €2.5m - Independent.ie

Independent.ieJobstown: Six cleared after lengthy trial that cost the taxpayer €2.5mIndependent.ieDefendants in the Jobstown trial Paul Murphy TD (left) and Cllr Michael Murphy celebrate as they leave the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after they were all found not guilty. Pic Collins Courts. Video image showing former Tánaiste Joan Burton's car ...and more »

'We're now vindicated' -Jobstown six speak out after being found not guilty - Dublin Live;

'We're now vindicated' -Jobstown six speak out after being found not guilty - Dublin Live

Dublin Live'We're now vindicated' -Jobstown six speak out after being found not guiltyDublin Live“The State stitch-up is now in ribbons and it should be thrown aside and all charges should be dropped.” Share. ByIsabel HayesEmma McMenamyStephen McDermott. 06:00, 30 JUN 2017. News. Defendants in the Jobstown trial led by Michael Banks, Ken ...and more »

'People have risen and won't be put back in their box': Jobstown supporters hail a political victory - thejournal.ie;

'People have risen and won't be put back in their box': Jobstown supporters hail a political victory - thejournal.ie

thejournal.ie'People have risen and won't be put back in their box': Jobstown supporters hail a political victorythejournal.ieDozens of supporters celebrated with Paul Murphy and others, assured that their right to protest has been protected. By Sean Murray Friday 30 Jun 2017, 6:05 AM. 12 hours ago 10,433 Views 120 Comments. http://jrnl.ie/3470436. Share1015 Tweet Email3.and more »

The Jobstown trial and the social (media) justice warriors - Irish Times;

The Jobstown trial and the social (media) justice warriors - Irish Times

Irish TimesThe Jobstown trial and the social (media) justice warriorsIrish TimesAt 8.38am on Friday, April 28th last, Solidarity TD Paul Murphy shared a link to a video on Facebook. Mr Murphy was one of a number of accused before the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court charged with the false imprisonment of Joan Burton and Karen ...and more »

DPP warned TD about his tweets during Jobstown trial - Irish Times;

DPP warned TD about his tweets during Jobstown trial - Irish Times

Irish TimesDPP warned TD about his tweets during Jobstown trialIrish TimesThe Solidarity TD Paul Murphy was warned by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) earlier this week about using his Twitter account to comment on the Jobstown trial. The Dublin TD, who has 14,300 followers, subsequently deleted the tweets and ...and more »

0:44 Jobstown trial struck a modern, and very disturbing, tone - Irish Times;

0:44 Jobstown trial struck a modern, and very disturbing, tone - Irish Times

Irish Times0:44 Jobstown trial struck a modern, and very disturbing, toneIrish TimesThere was something very contemporary about the Jobstown trial. For a start, the principal evidence presented by the prosecution was video evidence, much of it filmed by protesters on smartphone who were at the scene and who posted the footage on ...and more »

Fitzgerald denies that Government had any 'political agenda' in the trial - Independent.ie;

Fitzgerald denies that Government had any 'political agenda' in the trial - Independent.ie

Independent.ieFitzgerald denies that Government had any 'political agenda' in the trialIndependent.ieTánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has rejected as "quite simply untrue" claims by Solidarity TD Mick Barry that the Government had "a political agenda" in the Jobstown trial. As news came through of the court verdict, Mr Barry congratulated the six ...and more »