DPP employee who had ‘a nosey’ in murder file gets 11 month sentence

Tom Tuite reports:

A civil servant in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has been been given an 11-month sentence for disclosing sensitive information about the arrest of a suspect in a dissident republican murder case.

Service officer Jonathan Lennon (35) from Clonee, Dublin 15, who admitted having a “nosey” in the Peter Butterly murder file, was jailed on Friday – but released within minutes after lodging a notice of appeal.

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