— Vivienne Traynor (@viviennetraynor) June 12, 2017
Charges against one of seven men accused of the false imprisonment of former tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser during a water charges protest in 2014 have been dropped.
The decision followed legal argument by lawyers for 50-year-old Ken Purcell from Kiltalown Green in Tallaght.
Prosecuting Counsel Sean Gillane told Judge Melanie Greally the Director of Public Prosecutions was not proceeding with the prosecution of Mr Purcell.
Judge Greally told the jury there had been a development in the trial following a ruling earlier today.
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