Jobstown - A Protest on Trial

A total of 19 people will face trial for protesting in Jobstown, Tallaght, on November 15 2014.
A 17 year old was already convicted of false imprisonment of Joan Burton. His appeal for justice is ongoing.  The first adult trial will begin on April 24 2017 when 7 defendants face false imprisonment charges.  If convicted for 6 months or more Paul Murphy TD will be removed from Dáil Éireann.  More will face charges of false imprisonment and violent disorder on October 2017 and early in 2018.

A 20 min film

Assembly For Justice packed Liberty Hall in support of #jobstownnotguilty

This is an 18 min introduction by Brian Leeson (Éirigi) and Joe Higgins (Solidarity) who introduced the 'Assembly For Justice' event in Liberty Hall, Dublin on Saturday 1st April 2017.

The event was organised by the #jobstownnotguilty campaign and included various people speaking in support of the Jobstown protesters who are accused of 'false imprisonment' of Joan Burton, (Labour Party) and former Tánaiste,   at the Fortunestown Road in Jobstown, Tallaght, on November 15th,  2014.  

Five of the accused are due to appear in court on the 24th of this month.  Mr Leeson and Higgins spoke on behalf of the 5 defendants who were unable to speak due to a partial gagging order handed out by the courts two days before this event.

Jobstown Not Guilty documentary preview

Watch the trailer for the #jobstownnotguilty documentary which tells the real story of what happened on the day.   Full documentary will be launched at the JobstownNotGuilty assembly at Liberty Hall, Dublin at 1pm on April 1st, 2017.

"A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on" - Mark Twain

Establishment politicians and their friendly media have dedicated almost as much in resources as the Gardai, in painting what happened in Jobstown on November 2014 as a violent, undemocratic mob.

The real story is one of a spontaneous community protest against water charges, austerity and the betrayal of the Labour Party - felt up and down the country. A protest that was angry - but not violent.

In just over a week, Jobstown Not Guilty will be releasing our documentary to get that real story out as part of our campaign to defend the right to protest for everyone.