Case against Joan Collins and water protestors dismissed
Court could not be sure “the people at whom the direction was directed”, could hear it
Independent TD Joan Collins outside Dublin District Court yesterday after charges over a water protest against her and eight others were dismissed. photograph: collins
Independent TD Joan Collins and eight others, who were charged with failing to comply with a garda’s direction during an anti-water meter protest.
Dublin District Court judge Aeneas McCarthy said there was a constitutional right to peaceful protest, and the State had to negate that right with evidence.