DPP may seek to change Paul Murphy’s bail conditions over protest rally

Concerns over TD and co-defendants making public comments prior to trial

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy said a “gag” would significantly impinge on their freedom  to speak and their right to protest. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy said a “gag” would significantly impinge on their freedom to speak and their right to protest. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Seven people, including Solidarity TD Paul Murphy, who are charged with the false imprisonment of former tánaiste Joan Burton, have been told their bail conditions may be changed to stop them taking part in a protest rally on Saturday.

The seven face charges alleging they falsely imprisoned Ms Burton and her assistant Karen O’Connell during a water charges protest in Jobstown, Dublin, nearly two years ago.

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