Integrity Ireland members attempt to place judge and garda superintendent under citizens’ arrest
This morning's sitting of Castlebar Court today was adjourned just before midday as members of Integrity Ireland requested to place Judge Kevin Kilrane and prosecuting Superintendent Joe McKenna under citizens’ arrest.
Stephen Manning and Colm Granahan both of Integrity Ireland had been taking a private criminal prosecution of County Registrar Fintan Murphy. The Garda Sergeant who starred in an I-I all-action video clip in March had also been summoned to appear as a witness - for the prosecution.
Well, history was made today.. but it wasn't all good. The case against Garda Sgt Hanley was thrown out on a technicality, and 'papers' were 'served' on Colm late last night purporting to be a High Court Order preventing the hearing vs Registrar Fintan Murphy going ahead.. This sets a very dangerous precedent - when a valid prosecution can be stopped even before it has begun (the first time in the history of the State) - and where legitimate summonses are completely ignored by the accused!
(Apparently - those rules only apply to us!) There were so many barefaced breaches of the law and Court rules today as to beggar belief! The whole set-up was so obviously contrived that the judge was openly jeered at and ridiculed by the public for the best part of an hour..
Here is a very tame account of what transpired.. The part that the reporter DIDN'T see was when we (the public present) nominated our own judge (video footage to follow soon), who duly took her seat on the bench and continued with business..
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The video can be watched at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFtTNZ0fVUg
Caption: People Seize Court After Judge Flees -additional footage