A Nolle Prosequi


Outside the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court this afternoon

RTE reports:

Charges have been formally dropped against the remaining Jobstown protesters, with the exception of one person who remains charged with criminal damage.

A number of people were due to go on trial this week but had been informed recently the Director of Public Prosecutions would not be going ahead with the prosecution.

At the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court this afternoon, lawyers for the DPP told the court they were entering a “nolle prosequi”, bringing an end to the prosecution against the remaining defendants.

One person remains charged with criminal damage and will appear in court in six weeks.

State withdraws prosecution of Jobstown defendants (RTE)

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews

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19 thoughts on “A Nolle Prosequi

  1. Daisy Chainsaw

    That means a 15 year old boy is solely responsible for the false imprisonment of 2 women, who were surrounded by gardai at the time in a car where the driver couldn’t find reverse.

    Great news for the remaining defendants, but a sickener for the kid who didn’t have youtube evidence of garda lies to exonerate him.

      1. GiggidyGoo

        Presidential pardon, if such a thing exists. Oohhh sorry, sure isn’t the President a Labour man.? Not a hope then.

    1. Sam

      …but a sickener for the kid who didn’t have youtube evidence of garda lies to exonerate him a jury to decide on the verdict.

  2. Gorev Mahagut

    JUDGE: “What on earth is that smell?”
    OUR LEARNED FRIEND FOR THE PROSECUTION: “Your honour, if I may, I’m afraid we may have ‘entered a nolle prosequi’.”
    JUDGE: “Oh my word. Does anyone in the court have a clean pair of trousers they can spare?”

  3. realPolithicks

    These charges should never have been brought, it was a political prosecution from start to finish.

  4. badatmemes

    I don’t ‘DO’ WikiPedia myself.
    Can one of you update Joan’s page..?
    – if it hasn’t already been done.


  5. MoyestWithExcitement

    It’s an indictment on all of us that this case happened at all and that the people responsible for bringing it to court and the people who lied in court will never be punished.

  6. Sheik Yahbouti

    I take it there will be no repercussions for Abuse of Process, or flagrant misuse of public funds?

    1. badatmemes

      Seriously, ITV.?

      It was all UTV where I grew up, and no…
      You’re thinking of Hilda Ogden…

      …had a husband called Stan..?

      Now you remember.

      1. Frilly Keane

        And the lodger
        Who was on the bins with Stan
        What was his name again?

        He’s was knocking around with the Royals there for a bit

        And the flying ducks
        Loved them too

  7. Truth in the News

    We need to investigate who directed the Guards to set up and run Operation “Mizen”
    All this has it roots with criminalisation of the Shell to Sea protestors, who directs and
    instructs the Guards, is there in Government, well concealed from the public and the
    electorate a unit that instigates these actions once the populace takes to the streets
    and fights back,,,,,and it happens irrespective of what party is in power.
    Will they next time up the ante and rely like the Spanish did at the weekend….send in
    Riot Units…..?

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