Socialist TD Paul Murphy and Irish Water protesters, including Ken and Carole Purcell, centre, addressing the media at a press conference in Brookfield Community Centre Tallaght this morning
Further to RTÉ Crime Correspondent Paul Reynolds’ report on Wednesday’s Nine News that the DPP Claire Loftus has directed more than 20 people who took part in the Jobstown protest last November are to be charged, some of those involved held a press conference this morning.
In the Irish Times, Mary Minihan reports:
Protesters who took part in the incident in Jobstown, Dublin last November when Tánaiste Joan Burton was trapped in her car have warned Government Ministers they can expect worse treatment….“It’s not a personal hatred of Joan Burton. I don’t know the woman. Nobody here knows the woman. But it’s a hatred of what she represents politically which is a complete sell-out of people and then really laying the boot into working class communities,” Mr [Paul] Murphy said.
Meanwhile, RTÉ reports:
“Carole Purcell and her husband Ken said they found out about the possible charges when they read it in the newspaper on Thursday, after it was reported by RTÉ the previous evening…Ken Purcell said he hoped gardaÍ would contact their solicitor so that they would know where they stood.”
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Earlier: Iffy Leaks