Jobstown jury ask to re-watch protest footage

Jurors resumed their deliberations this morning

Jobstown jury ask to re-watch protest footage

Former Tánaiste Joan Burton arriving at the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin | Image: RollingNews.ie

The jury in the trial of six men accused of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton and her adviser have asked the court to replay some video footage.

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and five others are alleged to have committed the offences during a water charge protest in Jobstown in Dublin in 2014.

It is the prosecution's case that the women were trapped inside two garda vehicles when protesters surrounded them as they tried to leave.

Before the jurors resumed their deliberations this morning, they asked for footage taken above the protest by a garda helicopter to be replayed.

The jury foreperson said they wanted to see if one of the vehicles they were in could have reversed away from the area.