Meanwhile, At The Jobstown Trial

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From left: Ruth Coppinger, Mick Barry, Paul Murphy, Robert Ballagh and Lynn Boylan MEP

 

More to follow.

The Jobstown Not Guilty group is live-blogging from the court here

Seven plead not guilty to false imprisonment of Burton and adviser (RTE)

Earlier: For Your Consideration: Jobstown: A Protest On Trial

Pics: Katie Hancke

47 thoughts on “Meanwhile, At The Jobstown Trial

  1. VinLieger

    Aww would ya look at the poor little tykes, isnt it very hard for them altogether.

    I bet each and every one of them already has some kind of book deal or deals with newspapers setup to line their pockets with once the court case is over.

    1. DubLoony

      Looking at the tweets about it, there is a raffle for a weekend in Paris, 20 minute video, high profile supporters and multiple protests plus city posters up all over the place.

    2. classter

      How many books will they sell VinLieger, do you reckon?

      Based on previous Irish political far-left bestsellers?

    1. Waffles

      Unfortunately for Paul Murphy et al, the prefixing a sentence with a pound sign, does not automatically make that statement true.

        1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

          You doubly screwed up by not initial capping the words AND using a space.
          #SoNowSo

          1. mildred st. meadowlark

            You’re like the grammar mammy. Swooping in with your wooden spoon and gently correcting people’s poor spelling, grammar and punctuation.

            Tis great.

          2. rotide

            Grammar nazi’s in comment sections usually annoy me but the space point is a good one.

            There was a famous story about a shop called Pen Island deciding to have a web presence and not really worrying about spaces and capitalisation in their web address.

            Don’t be like http://www.penisland.com …..
            (Disclaimer: That hasn’t been a pen shop for quite a while and I’m sure as hell not clicking on the link to check what it is now, I’d advise against it.)

  2. mildred st. meadowlark

    Are we supposed to be commenting on this? Is it not supposed to be illegal to comment of legal proceedings until after the verdict has been released?

    1. rotide

      I have no idea but the court sections of newspapers would be pretty empty if that was the case.

      1. mildred st. meadowlark

        Ha! That never even crossed my mind.

        I’m not complaining. I think the jobstown case is a strange one, even if we may have discussed it to death at this stage.

        That said, people still love a good argy bargy about everyone’s favourite contentious issue, water charges.

    2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      I don’t think they give a poop what we say.
      #NoOffence
      #IMadeBunsButMyDaughterTurnedTheSwitchToGrillAndRuinedThemSoIAmAngry

          1. mildred st. meadowlark

            My own brat likes to do that.

            She laughs evilly and then disappears to wreak havoc by covering the walls of my bedroom in shampoo, or something ‘charming’ like that.

          2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Utts hilaires.
            I’ll get my own back by being THE most embarrassing mother when she gets older. Won’t be much of a stretch. I’m a nawful eejit.

          3. mildred st. meadowlark

            The Embarrassing Mothers Club.

            If it’s not a thing by now, it definitely should be.

    3. dhaughton99

      “I will be live-blogging the Jobstown Trial from the courts, as it happens.”

      I thought that it was illegal to do so.

  3. BingGongGone

    Something tells me that a jury of their peers will decide rather than Twitter or Facebook. Please spare me the conspiracy theory about jury selection and stick to the facts. They were charged with false imprisonment – not with protesting. The rest is just spin.

    1. VinLieger

      Ahh but they don’t recognise anyone not from tallaght or jobstown as their “peers” its called being a reverse snob, also more commonly know as being an effin twat

    2. The Old Boy

      The jury selection thing is an odd one. In certain districts of South London, it used to be standard advice that a client should elect for trial by jury when charged with receiving stolen goods, even when caught bang to rights and no mistake. The jury would never convict, on the basis that as denizens of New Cross or wherever it may have been, half the jurors would have been guilty of it themselves at some point or another.

  4. Percival

    Jury summons sent out to residents of Dublin 2, 4, 6, Castleknock and certain wards of DLR.

  5. Percival

    This trial is a huge mistake. It’s a politically motivated show trial and could have easily been avoided. Petty revenge of the Labour party.

    1. Happy Molloy

      whether that is true or not, and it is a massive stretch in my opinion, none of that matters to the judge who can only look at the crime as it is set out in legislation and whether it actually occurred or not

    2. Kenny U-Vox Plank

      At 6% in the polls, it is very petty indeed. Timed for right after the Labour Party Conference this weekend.

      1. Happy Molloy

        They did well there. How did they manage it? As in getting the DPP, the cops, and the judiciary to obey them?

  6. By Popular Demand, Frilly Keane

    I don’t know why Labour hasn’t stopped this nonsense

    As soon as the Constituency Commission chew through the Census stuff, and remap a few constituencies and move around the seats a bit

    we’re heading for another election

    1. classter

      Agreed on the first part (I didn’t really understand the first part).

      Joan and pals should really have asked for the charges to be dropped. Even on a cynical level, they’re only creating martyrs

      1. BingGongGone

        They aren’t creating martyrs – the defendants will be forgotten as quickly as the electorate forgot how much FF f****d up the economy and are now back supporting them again. Someone has already been found guilty in a previous trial – where are the murals in his honour?

        The Twitter generation has a short attention span.

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