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# jobstown

Last year
# Tragic
Tributes paid as Gardaí release names of three siblings killed in Tallaght
‘It’s a shock to the community, the whole of Tallaght and the whole of Ireland as well,’ a local councillor said.
# Rossfield Estate
'An unimaginable tragedy': Three siblings die after 'violent incident' at house in Tallaght
A man in his 20s has been arrested.
Three siblings were removed from the scene by ambulance and later pronounced dead
Gardaí remain at the scene which has been sealed off for an investigation
A man in his early 20s has been arrested, Órla Ryan reports
All time
# Tallaght
Review of Jobstown protest finds gardaí should have anticipated 'serious outburst of public disorder'
The review pointed out that there was a considerable number of public order incidents in the area in the run up to the 2014 protest.
# Not Guilty
'I was hospitalised twice': Jobstown teen describes stress of being convicted over protest
Jason Lester said the experience hasn’t put him off protesting – and he’s not ruling out a career in politics.
# Not Guilty
Jobstown teen cleared of false imprisonment of Joan Burton on appeal
Jason Lester, now aged 18, had been convicted of false imprisonment of the former Labour leader and one of her assistants in the Children’s Court.
# Water Charges
Jobstown protester pleads guilty to criminal damage of garda car
Dylan Collins has been remanded on bail until January.
# jobstown
Paul Murphy complaint about Irish Times article not upheld by Press Ombudsman
Murphy appealed to the Press Council of Ireland but it found there was insufficient evidence to support the appeal.
# Tallaght
Two women arrested in connection with fatal stabbing of Reece Cullen released from custody
Teenager Reece Cullen was stabbed at a house in Jobstown in January this year.
# jobstown
Air horns ring out in court as Jobstown charges officially dropped
Charges against 10 of the 11 people facing trial were today officially dropped.
# Water protests
Joan Burton breaks silence after trial: 'I have friends who live in Jobstown'
“I found the atmosphere in the courts intimidating,” the former Tánaiste said during a lengthy interview today.
# jobstown
No second Jobstown trial as all charges set to be dropped
The news broke this evening.
# jobstown
Row breaks out in Dublin Bus over youths 'scutting' on the back of new buses
Representatives for drivers have said there are ongoing issues with anti-social behaviour in Tallaght and Finglas.
# jobstown
Jobstown judge warns social and mainstream media about commenting on trial
Defence lawyers mentioned “outrageous” comments by radio host Paul Williams.
# Commentary
Remaining Jobstown accused could have bail changed to stop them commenting about trial online
A judge said this was for the good of everyone involved in the trial.
# jobstown
'You're deliberately not answering': Commissioner asked 7 times whether Jobstown review will cover garda evidence
The Commissioner said the review will deal with the “circumstances of the entire affair”, but will not cover the court process.
# Privilege
Paul Murphy's comments about gardaí to be referred to Oireachtas committee
The Solidarity TD has accused gardaí of lying under oath during the recent Jobstown trial.
# i don't condone it
Leo Varadkar tells Dáil Jobstown protest was like 'a scene from Lord of the Flies'
The Taoiseach also described the scenes as “ugly” and “violent”.
# Fallout
Gardaí begin 'lessons-learnt' review of Jobstown protest investigation
The review will look at key learning points, practices which require improvement, and any other issues of note.
# trust in the force
Micheál Martin thinks Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is 'being unfair' to gardaí over Jobstown case
Varadkar said people need to trust garda evidence.
# very concerned
Leo Varadkar says 'it's a problem' that garda evidence conflicted with video footage in Jobstown trial
Varadkar discussed Paul Murphy, the Eighth Amendment and women in the Dáil in a wide-ranging RTÉ interview.
# gathering support
They've not gone away you know: Acquitted Jobstown protesters gather political support for inquiry
Over 100 TDs, senators and academics have signed their support for an inquiry.
# video evidence
Gardaí say Jobstown trial would have 'benefitted hugely' from body cam footage
GRA spokesperson John O’Keeffe said the idea that gardaí were hell-bent on prosecuting certain people is “nonsense”.
'Jobstown wasn't a peaceful, legitimate protest. Intimidating two women is not peaceful'
The ‘hard Left’ make unrealistic promises that can never be kept, writes Larry Donnelly.
'The #JobstownNotGuilty social media campaign was absolutely necessary'
TD Paul Murphy writes candidly about the “relief, gratitude, anger and sadness” that accompanied the ‘not guilty’ verdict in the Jobstown trial.
# Paul Murphy
'This was a message to working-class communities': Call for inquiry into Jobstown investigation
At a press conference today, Murphy and Solidarity colleagues were heavily critical of the gardaí.
# right to protest
'People have risen and won't be put back in their box': Jobstown supporters hail a political victory
Dozens of supporters celebrated with Paul Murphy and others, assured that their right to protest has been protected.
# Reaction
'I'm choking back tears': Relief and vindication after Jobstown not guilty verdict
There was jubilation outside the court today as supporters and the accused celebrated the not guilty verdict.
# Trial
Jobstown protest: TD Paul Murphy and 5 others found not guilty
The six men were accused of falsely imprisoning former Tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser Karen O’Connell in 2014.
# jobstown trial
If Jobstown jury not satisfied Burton was totally restrained in car, 'case has fallen at first hurdle'
The judge said the prosecution’s case had failed if the jury were not satisfied Burton and her assistant were fully restrained.
# jobstown
'This case is not about the right to protest': Jury sent for deliberations in Jobstown trial
Judge Melanie Greally gave her final instructions to the jury before they began deliberating this afternoon.
# closing statements
A 'peaceful protester' could be facing a life sentence if found guilty, Jobstown trial hears
Closing statements were made by counsel for some of the accused in the Jobstown trial today.
# jobstown trial
Gardaí made 'unwise and inappropriate' decisions at water charges protest, court hears
Six men have pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to falsely imprisoning the then-Tánaiste Joan Burton.
# Paul Murphy
Barrister tells Jobstown jury their political views "have to be left outside the jury room"
Closing speeches were given today.
# true champion
'An extraordinary person and a beautiful woman': Community turns out to pay respects to Ann Louise Gilligan
Gilligan died following a short illness yesterday.
# Central Criminal Court
Charges dropped against one of the seven Jobstown defendants
Applause broke out in court after the charges against 50-year-old Ken Purcell were officially dropped.
# jobstown trial
'That wouldn't be long for me': 71-year-old's reaction when told he could face life in prison
The men are all charged with false imprisonment of then Tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser Karen O’Connell.
# jobstown
Garda witness called 'woman beater' and 'uniformed scumbag' during protest, court told
It’s day 22 of the trial.
# jobstown
Garda tells Jobstown trial she feared for Joan Burton's safety
Garda Fionnuala Whelan said she had not manhandled the TD.
# Courts
Garda tells court he was hit by can of Red Bull during Jobstown protest
The judge told the jury this morning that she was discharging the female juror.
# jobstown
Superintendent denies being 'part of conspiracy to pervert course of justice', trial hears
Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six other men are charged with falsely imprisoning Joan Burton and her advisor.