Jobstown trial protests raise concerns for DPP, court hears

Event being billed as a national protest due to be held in Dublin this weekend

 Solidarity TD Paul Murphy: faces trial over alleged false imprisonment. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy: faces trial over alleged false imprisonment. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is concerned that the constitutional process of trial by jury could be interfered with in the upcoming trial of water protesters, a court has heard.

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy (33), together with councillors Kieran Mahon (39), and Michael Murphy (53) and four other men are due to go on trial next month on charges arising out of the alleged false imprisonment of then tánaiste Joan Burton, three years ago.

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