The prosecutor in the trial of a teenager accused of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton and her adviser believes there is a sufficient case for him to answer.
Tony McGillicuddy was responding to an application to dismiss the charges that were brought following a water charge protest in Jobstown in Dublin in November 2014.
The defence has accused the prosecution of not proving its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
But Mr McGillicuddy pointed to the testimonies of the alleged victims as well as Garda evidence and video footage as "sufficient evidence".
He has also refused to accept the defence's assertion that the then 15-year-old boy should have been given a warning that he was committing a crime.
Judge John King will deliver his decision next month.