Over the course of the trial of peace activists Edward Horgan and Dan Dowling we will provide daily updates here. We encourage anyone who can attend in support to go to the court.
See our pre-trial press release here.
Day 10: Jan 25th
Today the two peace activists, Edward Horgan and Dan Dowling, were acquitted on the charge of criminal damage.
The Jury of eight men and four women accepted their arguments that they acted with lawful excuse. In addition, Judge Martina Baxter gave the defendants the benefit of the Probation Act on the charge of trespass, on condition that they agree to be obund to the peace for 12 months and make a significant donation to a Co. Clare charity.
Both said they have no problem being “bound to the peace” and making the contribution to charity.