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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(...)

Defendants in the Jobstown trial Paul Murphy TD (left) and Cllr Michael Murphy celebrate as they leave the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Thursday. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The Solidarity TD Paul Murphy was warned by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) earlier this week about using his Twitter account to comment on(...)

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(...)

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

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and Solidarity councillor Michael Murphy were “clearly in control of the crowd” at the events in Jobstown in 2014, a Detecti(...)

Ken Purcell  is charged, with others,  with falsely imprisoning Joan Burton during an anti-water charges protest three years ago. Photograph: Collins

A Garda has told a court he was hit in the head with a can of Red Bull while moving former Tánaiste Joan Burton through the crowd at an anti-water cha(...)

Then tanaiste Joan Burton sits in a Garda vehicle during a water charges protest in Jobstown on November 15th, 2014.

A Garda superintendent has denied being “part of a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice” at a trial relating to events at an anti-water charges(...)

Deputy Paul Murphy  is one of seven people facing trial for the alleged  false imprisonment of then tanaiste Joan Burton. All seven have pleaded not guilty. Photograph: Collins

A member of the Garda public order unit has said the events in Jobstown in 2014 were the most hostile he had experienced in his then 12 years with the(...)

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy TD  arrives at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Tuesday  morning. He is charged along with six others of the false imprisonment of then tánaiste Joan Burton at a water protest in Jobstown in 2014. Photograph: Collins Courts

A garda has been accused of lying “in a dishonest and disreputable fashion” about Solidarity TD Paul Murphy’s actions on the day of the water protest.(...)

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