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The so-called ‘Jobstown six’ including Solidarity TD Paul Murphy (centre) who were all cleared of all charges on Thursday.  Photograph: PA

The so-called ‘Jobstown Six’ should not have been charged with false imprisonment following the water charges protest in 2014, former minister for jus(...)

Paul Murphy TD outside court following the vertdict in the Jobstown trial. Photograph: David Dunne

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and five others were found not guilty on Thursday of the false imprisonment of former Labour Party leader Joan Burton and h(...)

Clockwise from top left: Kieran Mahon, Michael Banks, Paul Murphy, Michael Murphy, Scott Masterson, Frank Donaghy. All have pleaded not guilty.

The jury in the Jobstown trial should not have been told that the offence before the court carries a penalty of up to life imprisonment, the judge has(...)

Clockwise from top left: Kieran Mahon, Michael Banks, Paul Murphy, Michael Murphy, Scott Masterson, Frank Donaghy.

The jury in the trial of six men accused of falsely imprisoning former tánaiste Joan Burton during a water charges protest is due to begin deliberatio(...)

Clockwise from top left: Kieran Mahon, Michael Banks, Paul Murphy, Michael Murphy, Scott Masterson, Frank Donaghy.

The Jobstown trial involves “cracking a nut with a sledgehammer” and is “over the top”, a defence counsel has told the jury in a closing address. One(...)

Colm Keena The people of Jobstown were being “demonised” for protesting against the failure of the Labour Party to keep its promise in relation to wa(...)

Colm Keena The Irish constitution guarantees the right to protest but also the right to be free, prosecution counsel stated in his closing address to(...)

Charges were struck out against Ken Purcell. File photograph: Collins.

Charges have been struck out against one of the seven defendants in the Jobstown trial. The jury was told of the decision today as the trial, which (...)

Paul Murphy (right) and six other men are charged with falsely imprisoning former tánaiste Joan Burton during an anti-water charges protest three years ago. The other men (clockwise from top left) are: Scott Masterson, Michael Murphy, Kieran Mahon, Frank Donaghy, Ken Purcell and Michael Banks. Photographs: Collins

An anti-water charges protester was arrested and handcuffed at home in front of his four-year-old child by gardaí acting in a “manifestly excessive ma(...)

Paul Murphy (right) and six other men are charged with falsely imprisoning former Tánaiste Joan Burton during an anti-water charges protest three years ago. The other men (clockwise from top left) are: Scott Masterson, Michael Murphy, Kieran Mahon, Frank Donaghy, Ken Purcell and Michael Banks. Photographs: Collins

The Solidarity TD Paul Murphy was “smiling and chuckling” during the events at Jobstown in 2014 and appeared to be “enjoying the day”, a Garda witness(...)

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