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16 year old jailed for Jobstown protest


A 16 year old boy has been given a six-month sentence and became the first person to be convicted as a result of the Jobstown protest. Tanaiste Joan Burton was allegedly trapped in her car on the 15th November in Tallaght.

The boy, now aged 16, but who was 15 at the time of the incident, was in court with his mother and a grandparent. The teenager had pleaded guilty to criminal damage to the rear window of an unmarked garda car which he jumped on and violent disorder charges. The youth was already convicted for theft on a previous occasion and he served a sentence and was released in January.

Judge John O’Connor imposed a six-month sentence on the boy who cannot be named because he is a minor. The boy repeatedly refused to work with the Probation Service calling it “a load of bollocks” and he wanted to be sentenced.

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