Enoch Burke v Seán Ó Longáin, Kieran Christie & Jack Cleary [2023]

  • Decision Number
    IEHC 746
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Policies and Procedures, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Injunction – Disciplinary Appeal – Real or perceived bias – Selection of Appeal Panel


The Plaintiff was dismissed from his employment at Wilsons Hospital School on 19 January 2023 due to his comments and actions regarding a transgender student enrolled in the school and the instruction that this student be referred to using the pronoun “they”. This dismissal was made pursuant to an investigation and then a disciplinary process, culminating in a disciplinary meeting on 19 January 2023 when that dismissal was effected. After this decision, the Plaintiff appealed this decision to the Teacher’s Disciplinary Appeal Panel, as is his entitlement under his terms and conditions of employment as set out in Circular Letter 0049/2018.

The Plaintiff was advised of the

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This article is correct at 17/01/2024

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