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# jobstown - Monday 4 December, 2017

'I was hospitalised twice': Jobstown teen describes stress of being convicted over protest

Jason Lester said the experience hasn’t put him off protesting – and he’s not ruling out a career in politics.

Jobstown teen cleared of false imprisonment of Joan Burton on appeal

Jason Lester, now aged 18, had been convicted of false imprisonment of the former Labour leader and one of her assistants in the Children’s Court.

# jobstown - Friday 24 November, 2017

Jobstown protester pleads guilty to criminal damage of garda car

Dylan Collins has been remanded on bail until January.

# jobstown - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Paul Murphy complaint about Irish Times article not upheld by Press Ombudsman

Murphy appealed to the Press Council of Ireland but it found there was insufficient evidence to support the appeal.

# jobstown - Friday 3 November, 2017

Two women arrested in connection with fatal stabbing of Reece Cullen released from custody

Teenager Reece Cullen was stabbed at a house in Jobstown in January this year.

# jobstown - Monday 2 October, 2017

Air horns ring out in court as Jobstown charges officially dropped

Charges against 10 of the 11 people facing trial were today officially dropped.

# jobstown - Friday 22 September, 2017

Joan Burton breaks silence after trial: 'I have friends who live in Jobstown'

“I found the atmosphere in the courts intimidating,” the former Tánaiste said during a lengthy interview today.

# jobstown - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

No second Jobstown trial as all charges set to be dropped

The news broke this evening.

# jobstown - Monday 28 August, 2017

Row breaks out in Dublin Bus over youths 'scutting' on the back of new buses

Representatives for drivers have said there are ongoing issues with anti-social behaviour in Tallaght and Finglas.

# jobstown - Friday 28 July, 2017

Jobstown judge warns social and mainstream media about commenting on trial

Defence lawyers mentioned “outrageous” comments by radio host Paul Williams.

# jobstown - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Remaining Jobstown accused could have bail changed to stop them commenting about trial online

A judge said this was for the good of everyone involved in the trial.

# jobstown - Thursday 13 July, 2017

'You're deliberately not answering': Commissioner asked 7 times whether Jobstown review will cover garda evidence

The Commissioner said the review will deal with the “circumstances of the entire affair”, but will not cover the court process.

Paul Murphy's comments about gardaí to be referred to Oireachtas committee

The Solidarity TD has accused gardaí of lying under oath during the recent Jobstown trial.

# jobstown - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Leo Varadkar tells Dáil Jobstown protest was like 'a scene from Lord of the Flies' I Don't Condone It This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar tells Dáil Jobstown protest was like 'a scene from Lord of the Flies'

The Taoiseach also described the scenes as “ugly” and “violent”.

# jobstown - Friday 7 July, 2017

Gardaí begin 'lessons-learnt' review of Jobstown protest investigation

The review will look at key learning points, practices which require improvement, and any other issues of note.

Micheál Martin thinks Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is 'being unfair' to gardaí over Jobstown case

Varadkar said people need to trust garda evidence.

# jobstown - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Leo Varadkar says 'it's a problem' that garda evidence conflicted with video footage in Jobstown trial

Varadkar discussed Paul Murphy, the Eighth Amendment and women in the Dáil in a wide-ranging RTÉ interview.

# jobstown - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

They've not gone away you know: Acquitted Jobstown protesters gather political support for inquiry

Over 100 TDs, senators and academics have signed their support for an inquiry.

# jobstown - Monday 3 July, 2017

Gardaí say Jobstown trial would have 'benefitted hugely' from body cam footage

GRA spokesperson John O’Keeffe said the idea that gardaí were hell-bent on prosecuting certain people is “nonsense”.

# jobstown - Saturday 1 July, 2017

'Jobstown wasn't a peaceful, legitimate protest. Intimidating two women is not peaceful'

The ‘hard Left’ make unrealistic promises that can never be kept, writes Larry Donnelly.

# jobstown - Friday 30 June, 2017

'The #JobstownNotGuilty social media campaign was absolutely necessary'

TD Paul Murphy writes candidly about the “relief, gratitude, anger and sadness” that accompanied the ‘not guilty’ verdict in the Jobstown trial.

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

At a press conference today, Murphy and Solidarity colleagues were heavily critical of the gardaí.

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

Dozens of supporters celebrated with Paul Murphy and others, assured that their right to protest has been protected.

# jobstown - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'I'm choking back tears': Relief and vindication after Jobstown not guilty verdict Reaction This post contains videos

'I'm choking back tears': Relief and vindication after Jobstown not guilty verdict

There was jubilation outside the court today as supporters and the accused celebrated the not guilty verdict.

Jobstown protest: TD Paul Murphy and 5 others found not guilty

The six men were accused of falsely imprisoning former Tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser Karen O’Connell in 2014.

# jobstown - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

If Jobstown jury not satisfied Burton was totally restrained in car, 'case has fallen at first hurdle'

The judge said the prosecution’s case had failed if the jury were not satisfied Burton and her assistant were fully restrained.

# jobstown - Monday 26 June, 2017

'This case is not about the right to protest': Jury sent for deliberations in Jobstown trial

Judge Melanie Greally gave her final instructions to the jury before they began deliberating this afternoon.

# jobstown - Thursday 22 June, 2017

A 'peaceful protester' could be facing a life sentence if found guilty, Jobstown trial hears

Closing statements were made by counsel for some of the accused in the Jobstown trial today.

# jobstown - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Gardaí made 'unwise and inappropriate' decisions at water charges protest, court hears

Six men have pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to falsely imprisoning the then-Tánaiste Joan Burton.

# jobstown - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

# jobstown - Friday 16 June, 2017

# jobstown - Monday 12 June, 2017

Charges dropped against one of the seven Jobstown defendants

Applause broke out in court after the charges against 50-year-old Ken Purcell were officially dropped.

# jobstown - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

'That wouldn't be long for me': 71-year-old's reaction when told he could face life in prison

The men are all charged with false imprisonment of then Tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser Karen O’Connell.

# jobstown - Monday 29 May, 2017

# jobstown - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Garda tells Jobstown trial she feared for Joan Burton's safety

Garda Fionnuala Whelan said she had not manhandled the TD.

# jobstown - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Garda tells court he was hit by can of Red Bull during Jobstown protest

The judge told the jury this morning that she was discharging the female juror.

# jobstown - Friday 19 May, 2017

Superintendent denies being 'part of conspiracy to pervert course of justice', trial hears

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six other men are charged with falsely imprisoning Joan Burton and her advisor.

# jobstown - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Garda thought she was going to be 'crushed' at water charges protest, court hears

Marion Power said there was “constant abuse and horrendous language the whole time”.

# jobstown - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Gardaí ordered to leave water charges protest because some were armed, trial told

“You were being pushed around. You couldn’t stand still. I was being punched continually.”

# jobstown - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Paul Murphy's lawyer accuses garda of lying 'in a disreputable fashion'

Garda Gavin Cooke has denied the claim.

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