Enoch Burke has told the high court that students, parents, and former colleagues have offered him support on his daily visits to Wilson’s Hospital School.
The Castlebar school teacher also claimed that one student even baked him a bag of scones and a parent described him as “a hero” in their child’s eyes.
However, these claims are at odds with that of the school’s principal Frank Milling.
According to today’s Irish Independent, Mr Milling told the court that Mr Burke’s continued presence was a “source of considerable disruption for staff, students, parents and the wider school community.”
Mr Burke is currently of course being fined €700 for every day that he shows up to Wilson’s Hospital School in Multyfarnham.
To date, the fines have amounted to over €25,000.