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# jobstown - Friday 9 March, 2018

Review of Jobstown protest finds gardaí should have anticipated 'serious outburst of public disorder'
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

Review of Jobstown protest finds gardaí should have anticipated 'serious outburst of public disorder'

Mar 9th 2018, 12:50 PM 15,074 Views 83 Comments

The review pointed out that there was a considerable number of public order incidents in the area in the run up to the 2014 protest.

# jobstown - Monday 4 December, 2017

'I was hospitalised twice': Jobstown teen describes stress of being convicted over protest
# Not Guilty
# Not Guilty

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

Dec 4th 2017, 1:47 PM 36,329 Views 144 Comments

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
# Not Guilty
# Not Guilty

Jobstown teen cleared of false imprisonment of Joan Burton on appeal

Dec 4th 2017, 12:15 PM 11,747 Views 78 Comments

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
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Jobstown protester pleads guilty to criminal damage of garda car

Nov 24th 2017, 6:55 PM 11,592 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

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

Nov 9th 2017, 3:02 PM 14,181 Views 65 Comments

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
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

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

Nov 3rd 2017, 7:33 PM 30,919 Views 22 Comments

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
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

Air horns ring out in court as Jobstown charges officially dropped

Oct 2nd 2017, 2:55 PM 11,882 Views 84 Comments

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'
# Water Protests
# Water Protests

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

Sep 22nd 2017, 12:07 PM 35,073 Views 174 Comments

“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
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

No second Jobstown trial as all charges set to be dropped

Sep 20th 2017, 7:24 PM 11,153 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

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

Aug 28th 2017, 12:03 AM 87,765 Views 91 Comments

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
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

Jobstown judge warns social and mainstream media about commenting on trial

Jul 28th 2017, 9:21 PM 9,119 Views 0 Comments

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
# Commentary
# Commentary

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

Jul 25th 2017, 8:00 PM 9,688 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

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

Jul 13th 2017, 3:42 PM 25,175 Views 72 Comments

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
# Privilege
# Privilege

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

Jul 13th 2017, 3:15 PM 12,157 Views 46 Comments

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
# I Don't Condone It

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

Jul 11th 2017, 5:17 PM 16,718 Views 104 Comments

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

# jobstown - Friday 7 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 7th 2017, 9:16 AM 9,555 Views 57 Comments

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
# Trust In The Force
# Trust In The Force

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

Jul 7th 2017, 8:14 AM 18,676 Views 119 Comments

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
# Very Concerned
# Very Concerned

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

Jul 6th 2017, 10:00 PM 17,967 Views 67 Comments

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
# Gathering Support
# Gathering Support

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

Jul 5th 2017, 8:30 PM 13,465 Views 96 Comments

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
# Video Evidence
# Video Evidence

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

Jul 3rd 2017, 12:27 PM 15,382 Views 122 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 1st 2017, 6:15 AM 6,450 Views 184 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The #JobstownNotGuilty social media campaign was absolutely necessary'

Jun 30th 2017, 9:30 PM 5,669 Views 93 Comments

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
# Paul Murphy
# Paul Murphy

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

Jun 30th 2017, 4:37 PM 12,954 Views 148 Comments

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
# Right To Protest
# Right To Protest

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

Jun 30th 2017, 6:05 AM 11,891 Views 124 Comments

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
# Reaction

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

Jun 29th 2017, 2:27 PM 35,043 Views 179 Comments

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
# Trial
# Trial

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

Jun 29th 2017, 12:31 PM 98,330 Views 347 Comments

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'
# Jobstown Trial
# Jobstown Trial

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

Jun 28th 2017, 3:55 PM 33,078 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

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

Jun 26th 2017, 3:15 PM 18,297 Views 0 Comments

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
# Closing Statements

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

Jun 22nd 2017, 6:24 PM 20,038 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jobstown Trial
# Jobstown Trial

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

Jun 21st 2017, 4:21 PM 15,218 Views 0 Comments

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

# jobstown - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Barrister tells Jobstown jury their political views "have to be left outside the jury room"
# Paul Murphy
# Paul Murphy

Barrister tells Jobstown jury their political views "have to be left outside the jury room"

Jun 20th 2017, 7:01 PM 11,236 Views 0 Comments

Closing speeches were given today.

# jobstown - Friday 16 June, 2017

'An extraordinary person and a beautiful woman': Community turns out to pay respects to Ann Louise Gilligan
# True Champion
# True Champion

'An extraordinary person and a beautiful woman': Community turns out to pay respects to Ann Louise Gilligan

Jun 16th 2017, 4:39 PM 33,407 Views 15 Comments

Gilligan died following a short illness yesterday.

# jobstown - Monday 12 June, 2017

Charges dropped against one of the seven Jobstown defendants
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Charges dropped against one of the seven Jobstown defendants

Jun 12th 2017, 3:13 PM 16,814 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jobstown Trial
# Jobstown Trial

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

May 31st 2017, 8:44 PM 41,541 Views 0 Comments

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

# jobstown - Monday 29 May, 2017

Garda witness called 'woman beater' and 'uniformed scumbag' during protest, court told
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

Garda witness called 'woman beater' and 'uniformed scumbag' during protest, court told

May 29th 2017, 3:02 PM 14,480 Views 0 Comments

It’s day 22 of the trial.

# jobstown - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

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

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

May 24th 2017, 7:05 PM 9,442 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

May 23rd 2017, 5:11 PM 26,486 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

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

May 19th 2017, 7:48 PM 15,995 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

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

May 18th 2017, 7:31 PM 11,014 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

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

May 17th 2017, 5:13 PM 18,060 Views 0 Comments

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

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