Construction at the Lidl site in Jobstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

On the morning after the Lidl on Fortunestown Lane in Jobstown, Co Dublin, was broken into and looted last March, Solidarity councillor Brian Leech wa(...)

Footage of the protest, which prevented Tánaiste Joan Burton and her assistant, Karen O’Connell  from leaving Jobstown for a number of hours, was importance in the subsequent trial, an international report has found. File photograph: Collins Courts

Social Affairs Correspondent A controversial anti water-charges protest in Jobstown, Dublin four years ago which resulted in six protestors being ch(...)

Former Tánaiste Joan Burton  arrives at  Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in May last year for  the trial of   men  who were charged with  falsely imprisoning  her and her adviser at a water charges protest in Jobstown in 2014. They were later acquitted. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Garda’s rescue of former tánaiste Joan Burton of Labour and her assistant from a 2014 anti-water charges protest in Jobstown, Dublin, meant the op(...)

Garda protect then tánaiste Joan Burton from anti-water charge demonstrators in 2014. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The policing operation around an anti-water charges protest in Jobstown, Dublin, in 2014 lacked “strategic direction” and risk assessments were not ca(...)

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

JANUARY Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland following a “cash-for-ash” scandal involving first minister Arlene Fo(...)

Jason Lester (18) from Brookview Close, Tallaght, Dublin had a guilty verdict against him in relation to an anti-water charges protest in Jobstown overthrown on appeal. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Dublin youth found guilty of false imprisonment of former tánaiste Joan Burton during the Jobstown protest had the verdict overturned on appeal on M(...)

Paul Kiernan, Keith Preston, Declan Kane, Antoinette Kane,Tommy Kelly and Peter Herbert at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after the charges against them  were dropped. Photograph: Collins Courts

Comments by the judge in the Jobstown trial earlier this year about the reliability of garda evidence heavily influenced the decision to drop almost a(...)

Marion Herbert, Stephanie Laffan, Lorraine Kane and Lisa Murphy-Maher. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The past three years, since the Jobstown anti-water charges protest, have been “hell” for the families of those charged over the incident, according t(...)

Anti-water charges protester Peter Herbert pictured outside Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after charges were dropped against him and  other defendants  in relation to the 2014 Jobstown protest. Photograph: Collins Courts

Supporters of the Jobstown protesters broke into chants of “Jobstown innocent, Labour guilty” in Court 19 on Monday afternoon as the State withdrew mo(...)

Former tánaiste, Joan Burton: ‘The case took a terrible toll on my family and friends.’ Photogrpah: Collins Courts

Politicians shouldn’t have to accept sexist and derogatory comments against them, former tánaiste Joan Burton has said as she recounted the “horrific”(...)

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