Juror discharged from Paul Murphy Jobstown trial

Judge Melanie Greally said an “issue had arisen”

Juror discharged from Paul Murphy Jobstown trial

Paul Murphy (centre) arrives at the Central Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin with supporters and six other persons charged with false imprisonment of Tanaiste Joan Burton and her assistant | Image: RollingNews.ie

A juror has been discharged in the trial of Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six others who are accused of falsely imprisoning former Tánaiste Joan Burton.

Judge Melanie Greally told the remaining jurors that an “issue had arisen” that led to the discharge.

She adjourned the case until Wednesday to swear in a replacement.

The seven accused, which includes two Dublin Solidarity Councillors, are also accused of falsely imprisoning the Labour TDs adviser Karen O’Connell.

The offences are alleged to have happened during a water charge protest in Jobstown in Dublin in November 2014.