Dame Court Dublin 2
[Rollingnews and Photocall Ireland photo agency boss] Eamonn Farrell (left) hands over a disk, “under protest”, containing over 300 images after a warrant was presented by Garda Inspector Des McTiernan (right), of Store Street. Station.
The order was for the seizure of images taken during the Pegida rally on O’Connell St. Dublin on February 6.
An agency representative said:
This was the fifth time gardai have demanded images from the agency and the second time a warrant has been excecuted. Mr Farrell has previously objected to such demands, stating that it was putting journalist into a position where they are being regarded in certain quarters as ‘the eyes and ears of the State’ and as a result putting their safety at risk and making it very difficult for them to carry out their functions as independent objective journalists.
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