Jailed teacher Enoch Burke lodges appeal against injunction preventing him from attending school

Oct 5, 2022 by

by Tim Healy, Independent:

Jailed teacher Enoch Burke has personally lodged an appeal against a High Court injunction preventing him from attending or teaching at the school which employs him.

Mr Burke, who objects to addressing a student with the pronoun “they” and opposes transgenderism, was sent to prison for contempt of court last month over his refusal to obey the order not to attend at or attempt to teach any classes at Wilson’s Hospital School, Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath.

The school obtained an order committing Mr Burke, who had been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing into allegations of misconduct against him, to prison over his failure to comply with the injunction.

Arising out of his refusal to purge his contempt he has been behind bars at Mountjoy Prison since early September.

On Tuesday afternoon Mr Burke, accompanied by members of the Irish Prison ServiceĀ and assisted by his brother, Isaac, formally lodged his appeal against the injunction at the Office of the Court of Appeal (CoA).

The High Court had on Monday granted him an order allowing him to attend the Four Courts Complex in person.

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