# Enoch Burke

This month
May 2023
# High Court
High Court says Enoch Burke's suspension was lawful and orders him to pay €15,000 in damages
It was found that the school was correct to suspend Burke in 2022 pending the outcome of a disciplinary proceedings against him.
Last month
April 2023
# Enoch Burke
Simeon Burke spared jail and fined €300 over Court of Appeal melee
The younger brother of sacked teacher Enoch Burke had refused to take up bail since his arrest last month.
# simeon burke
High Court judge directs inquiry into legality of Simeon Burke's ongoing imprisonment
The Judge said that sufficient evidence has been raised to merit an inquiry.
March 2023
# Courts
'It’s necessary to call a spade a spade': Judge rejects complaints that he 'mocked' Enoch Burke
Burke read out a statement from outside of the Fourt Courts, he has not been inside the courtroom since Tuesday.
# High Court
Deputy principal says he was surprised by Enoch Burke's opposition to school request
John Galligan told the High Court that Burke had been a good teacher prior to May 2022.
# High Court
Former principal says she 'felt hunted' by Enoch Burke after 'request' on student's name
When the case resumed this morning at 9.30am, which is an earlier start than normal, neither Burke nor his family were present.
# High Court
Enoch Burke case begins without him after refusal to comply with court authority
A judge made the order after Burke refused to cease interrupting proceedings.
# burke family values
Simeon and Ammi Burke lodge complaints alleging Garda mistreatment
The reports relate to events earlier this month when members of the Burke family were removed from the Four Courts.
# Courts
Wilson's Hospital School action against Enoch Burke to proceed next week
Burke was suspended from the Co Westmeath secondary school last year.
# Enoch Burke
Enoch Burke must pay Wilson's Hospital School for legal costs, High Court rules
The school will be at large to take what steps it wishes, including the sequestering of Burke’s assets, to enforce the fines from 23 March.
# Court of Appeal
Simeon Burke to stay in prison after again refusing to accept bail
Burke, 24, was charged with engaging in threatening, insulting and abusive words and behaviour at the Court of Appeal last week.
# Enoch Burke
Judge in Burke appeal case says wishes of student and their parents 'must prevail'
The full judgment was never read out in court, due to an interruption and physical altercation involving gardaí.
# simeon burke
Enoch Burke's brother held in custody after family removed from Four Courts appeal hearing
Simeon Burke, 24, was charged with engaging in threatening, insulting and abusive words and behaviour at the Court of Appeal today.
# Court of Appeal
One arrest amid chaotic scenes as Enoch Burke appeal dismissed at High Court
Family members had repeatedly interrupted a judgment being read out at the Court of Appeal.
This year
# High Court
School must compile a list of times Enoch Burke was in contempt of court order
Burke has been fined €700 a day for being in breach of a court order to stay away from Wilson’s Hospital School.
# Enoch Burke
Judgement reserved in Enoch Burke appeal against orders requiring him to stay away from school
Burke told the Court of Appeal today that “the only thing the State is bound to honour by the constitution is religion”.
# Four Courts
Enoch Burke told his legal appeal may fail after he is physically removed from courtroom again
It is the second time that Burke has been removed from the courtroom after refusing to leave.
# High Court
Enoch Burke and sister Ammi removed from High Court by gardaí
The judge later criticised the Burkes’ action and said the best way to deal with their disruption, which lasted for two hours, was for “the court to get on with our business”.
# Enoch Burke
School seeks to amend court documents used as part of its ongoing action against Enoch Burke
Burke attended the school again this morning.
# Enoch Burke
Enoch Burke attends former school today following deadline to purge contempt or face €700 fine
Burke was driven in the gates of Wilson’s Hospital school in Multyfarnham this morning.
# Wilson's Hospital School
Enoch Burke refuses to say if he will purge his contempt or pay €700 fine
The High Court ruled that Burke should be fined €700 for every day he refuses to comply with an order to stay away from Wilson’s Hospital School.
# Wilson's Hospital School
Enoch Burke leaves Wilson's Hospital School area as school day ends
Burke stood outside the school for a second day after his position as a teacher was terminated.
# Wilson's Hospital School
Enoch Burke leaves school for second time today after being arrested and released by gardaí
Burke was dismissed by Wilson’s Hospital School last week.
# Dismissed
Burke family says Enoch Burke formally dismissed from teaching role
He was told of the school’s decision this afternoon.
# john rogers
Gardaí called to hotel after Enoch Burke's family 'disrupt' disciplinary hearing
A meeting between representatives of Wilson’s Hospital School and the suspended teacher took place earlier today.
# Courts
Enoch Burke refused injunction after he tells judge he won't stay away from school
The judge said that the balance of justice was tipped against Enoch Burke because of his refusal to stay away from the school.
# Court
Judge won't grant Enoch Burke injunction unless he complies with court order to stay away from school
The judge said that the balance of justice was tipped in favour of refusing to grant the injunction.
# Court
High Court to rule on application to sequester Enoch Burke's assets next week
Burke asked the court why it would take so long to come up with a judgment.
# High Court
Judgment reserved in Enoch Burke application to halt school's disciplinary proceedings
Judgment on the matter is expected early next week.
# Court
Enoch Burke's mother and sister in war of words with judge during High Court proceedings
The judge said he was rising for the day at the usual time that courts conclude business, sparking criticism.
# High Court
School seeks order against assets of teacher Enoch Burke
Burke attended at Wilson’s Hospital School premises last week when staff and students returned from the Christmas holidays.
# Enoch Burke
Enoch Burke appears at Westmeath school for a second day despite High Court order
A High Court judge previously said the only threat to Burke’s continued freedom would arise if he again breaches any existing order of the court.
# Enoch Burke
Enoch Burke appears at Westmeath school despite High Court order
Gardaí said they are aware of the matter, but that they have ‘no role at this time’.
# Enoch Burke
Enoch Burke seeking High Court injunction preventing school from holding disciplinary meeting
The judge made the matter returnable to 11 January next.
Last year
# the High Court
Jailed teacher Enoch Burke to be released from prison despite not purging contempt
In his ruling, Mr Justice O’Moore said ‘it was difficult to avoid the conclusion that Burke was exploiting his imprisonment for his own ends’.
# Mountjoy Prison
Enoch Burke not interested in 'Christmas gift' of temporary prison leave
Burke said that the offer to allow him to make submissions on why he should be released over Christmas was an ‘insult’.
# Enoch Burke
Enoch Burke in jail for Christmas as he refuses to obey court order
Enoch Burke is set to remain in prison over the festive period as he refuses to obey a court order to stay away from the secondary school he taught at.
# Court
Enoch Burke says he wants his defamation action heard as soon as possible
The teacher claims that an article published in the Sunday Independent in October regarding his alleged conduct in Mountjoy Prison contained untrue and defamatory statements.
# Courts
High Court judge rejects Enoch Burke's 'scurrilous' criticisms of other members of judiciary
Burke has been incarcerated since September for being in contempt of court.
# Court
Enoch Burke's mother removed from Court of Appeal following interruption
The school teacher has been incarcerated since last month for being in contempt of court.