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Enoch Burke stands outside the front door of Wilson’s Hospital School in Heathland, Co Westmeath Sasko Lazarov
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.

LAST UPDATE | 27 Jan 2023

FORMER TEACHER ENOCH Burke remained at his former school in Westmeath today, as his deadline to purge his contempt of court or face a €700 daily fine passed at 2pm.

The High Court yesterday ruled that he should be fined €700 for every day he refuses to comply with a court order to stay away from Wilson’s Hospital school in Multyfarnham.

He was given until 2pm today to purge his contempt, but it has not been confirmed that the fine has been issued to him.

Burke was filmed being driven in the gates of the school this morning. He has been standing outside the school building for the morning.

Yesterday, he refused to confirm whether he would purge his contempt or pay a fine for continuing to show up at the school.

Mr Justice Brian O’Moore said in the High Court yesterday that the €700 daily fine, or €4,900 per week, “should persuade Mr Burke to end his utterly pointless attendance at a school that does not want him at its property.”

He has shown up at the school multiple times this week while it was open.

He was arrested on Tuesday and released by Gardaí pending the submission of a file to the DPP.

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