A Political Charge




Dublin city centre.

Joan Collins TD joined demonstrators in support of a student who was found guilty on Friday of false imprisonment of Joan Burton TD during the Jobstown protest.

The 17-year-old denied falsely imprisoning the former Tanaiste and her advisor Karen O’ Connell who were allegedly trapped in two garda cars for three hours during the demonstration at the Fortunestown Road in Jobstown in Tallaght in November 2014.

He was aged 15 at the time of the protest. The judge imposed conditional discharge on both charges and will be spared a criminal record.

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14 thoughts on “A Political Charge

  1. Cheech

    I’ve noticed that flag with the plow/big dipper on it a lot recently.

    Anyone know what it’s about?

  2. Listrade

    Maybe Broadsheet would prefer the Trump approach to the right to protest:

    “Maybe he should have been roughed up, because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/11/22/black-activist-punched-at-donald-trump-rally-in-birmingham/

    “I love the old days—you know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks.” He added, “I’d like to punch him in the face.”

  3. bsteve knievel

    so joan collins a td is challenging the laws of the state. he can appeal the case to the circuit court.

    1. Andrew

      The ‘right’?who would they be? I assume you mean right wing? Who are the right wing in Ireland?

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