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

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 TD  at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins

The crowd at the Jobstown protest in 2014 held a “democratic vote” on whether to let then Tánaiste Joan Burton go, the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court h(...)

 Irish Water protesters Paul Murphy TD, Ken and Carole Purcell, and Frank Donaghy. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A Garda inspector has told the trial of seven men charged with falsely imprisoning former tánaiste Joan Burton that he was concerned for her safety du(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone,arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone has told a court she rang gardaí when she grew “scared” for the safety of then tánaiste Joan(...)

Karen O’Connell at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins

A former Labour Party adviser has rejected a suggestion that video clips taken at the Jobstown protest in 2014 show an atmosphere at odds with her evi(...)

Former tánaiste Joan Burton TD at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins

Former tánaiste Joan Burton has denied she left out any reference to “water protesters” in her statement to gardaí because she wanted to make the prot(...)

Former tánaiste Joan Burton arriving at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court  to give evidence on Friday. Photograph: Collins

Former tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has told the trial of Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six other water protesters that “yo(...)

Paul Murphy faces charges arising out of a water protest in Jobstown on November 15th, 2014. Photograph: Collins Courts

The charges of false imprisonment against Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and others should not be confused with kidnapping or the taking and carrying away (...)