A county Westmeath secondary school has returned to the High Court claiming that Mayo teacher Enoch Burke has again breached the terms of an order preventing him from attending at its premises.
According to the Irish Times, in a motion brought before the court today, Wilson’s Hospital secondary school is seeking an order for the court to sequester or remove Mr Burke’s assets from him, rather than seeking to re-activate the order committing the Castlebar native to prison.
Ms Justice Tony Hunt was told today by Rosemary Mallon Barrister of Law for the school that, in breach of court orders made last year, Mr Burke attended at Wilson’s Hospital School premises last week when staff and students returned from the Christmas holidays.
He has returned to the school on several subsequent days, counsel added.
Counsel said during the brief hearing that the school was not seeking an order from the court directing the gardaí to arrest Mr Burke and bring him before the court to answer the claim that he is again in contempt of court.
This is because Mr Burke is due before the court tomorrow in respect of his own application for an injunction preventing the school holding a disciplinary meeting concerning allegation of misconduct against Mr Burke on January 19th next.