Michael Banks

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Single-adult male detainees stand inside a holding area inside the Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas on July12th. Photograph: Veronica G. Cardenas/Reuters

US vice president Mike Pence played down reports of overcrowding and unsanitary conditions at two migrant detention centres in Texas that he visited o(...)

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. All have pleaded not guilty.

The jury in the case of six men accused of falsely imprisoning former Labour tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser has been sent home for the night aft(...)

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(...)

 Paul Murphy TD (34) arrives at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Gardaí made “unwise and inappropriate” decisions at a water charges protest during which former tánaiste Joan Burton was allegedly falsely imprisoned,(...)

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 (...)

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