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Paul Murphy has just been served with a summons for false imprisonment

The summonses relate to the alleged false imprisonment of Tanaiste Joan Burton.

Updated 11.45 

TD PAUL MURPHY has been served with a summons to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice for the alleged false imprisonment of Tanaiste Joan Burton.

This follows summonses being given to a number of other individuals involved in the Jobstown water protests earlier this morning and last night.

He is set to appear before the court on 2 November.

The summonses relate to charges over the alleged false imprisonment of Tanaiste Joan Burton, and alleged violent disorder, according to one of the people served with a summons.

A summons is usually served by gardaí ordering a person to appear in court on a particular date at a particular time.

More than 20 people have so far been charged in connection with the incident.

Deputy Murphy said they plan on launching “a big protest” for Saturday.

One protester who was served with a summons said she is due to appear at the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin on 2 November.

jobstown protest Source: Paul Murphy via Facebook

Today’s summonses relate to an incident last November when it is alleged that Tanaiste Burton was trapped in her car for a number of hours.

Last week, it was reported that 27 people would face charges over the alleged incident. Deputy Murphy said at the time that he was not surprised he was going to be charged, but that he found out through media reports.

The group has launched a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #JobstownNotGuilty.

Murphy also said on Twitter this morning that he had received his water bill in the post.

- First published 07.42 

With additional reporting by Cliodhna Russell and Aoife Barry. 

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