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Listen: Criminal Charges Against 5 People Due To Stand Trial Over Jobstown Protest Dropped.

: 09/21/2017 - 10:52

Criminal charges against the remaining five people due to stand trial over the Jobstown protest have been dropped.

Earlier this year, six other protesters including the Solidarity TD Paul Murphy were acquitted of charges of false imprisonment.

The case related to an anti-water charges protest during which it was claimed the then Tánaiste Joan Burton and her assistant were trapped in their car.

The men's solicitor Michael Finucane says the Director of Public Prosecutions confirmed it's decision in a letter to him:

NEWSTALK0552465.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

A teenager was the only person to be convicted in relation to the protest.

He was found guilty of false imprisonment at the Children's Court.

Speaking on TV3's The Tonight Show, Deputy Paul Murphy claimed there were now real questions about that conviction:

NEWSTALK0553571.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

 

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