And Then There Were Six

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RTE reports:

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.

Anyone?

Charges against Jobstown defendant Ken Purcell are dropped (RTE)

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18 thoughts on “And Then There Were Six

    1. rotide

      Considering the above text is the RTE report, you have your answer right there.

      No spin, not interesting.

  1. Rob_G

    I thought it was a “show trial”; surely all of the defendants were supposed to be found guilty, as this was what ‘the Establishment’ wanted?

      1. Sheik Yahbouti

        Topsy, thee and me seldom agree – but you are right on the money with that one – kudos.

      2. Rob_G

        DPP brought the case. The DPP decides whether or not to bring a criminal case to trial – back to CSPE class with you.

  2. kid jensen

    A working class hero is something to be. Can’t pay won’t pay but can go on holidays in the Canaries and smoke black market cigarettes.

  3. jungleman

    Is that the guy who recorded himself and his partner chasing the two labour canvassers yelling “labour traitors” at them.

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      Pretty puny trolling, to be fair Eric. “must try harder” Yours faithfully, Phil Hogan.

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