The response of the Garda Siochana was to order the activists to leave the airport and then to arrest them. The activists were waiting at the airport to point out the suspect aircraft. The Gardai refused to search the aircraft.
The media reports have not, to date, carried any reports that the prosecution has adduced any such evidence to the courts.
Eoin O’Dell has posted a discussion of the question of whether finding and using open wireless broadband connections paid for by somebody else is a criminal offence. This is a question that comes up every now and then in online discussions. Back in September 2002, Karlin Lillington of the Irish Times raised the question; According to a discussion at last night’s Wireless Wednesday in Dublin, “warchalking” — or identifying with (usually) chalked symbols where wireless networks are in operation to […]
This post is for readers who missed my interview on Radio Q 102 on 7th August 2007.(Like Cicero, I take the oppourtunity to say what I would like to have said, as opposed to what I said).
Donald Rumsfeld asserted in the proceedings, successfully, that he was immune from being held responsible for the torture of the victims.
In a court of law the only admissible evidence is relevant evidence. Relevant evidence is pertinent evidence. Whether something is pertinent or not depends on the matters required to be proved (defined by the issues).
Many cases feature circumstantial evidence, particularly relating to efforts to prove the state of mind or mens rea of the accused.