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Westmeath School Teacher To Remain In Prison For Failing To Comply With Court Orders

The schoolteacher was suspended from work with pay pending the outcome of a disciplinary process.

Enoch Burke will remain in prison after again failing to comply with court orders barring him from his workplace.

The schoolteacher was suspended from work with pay pending the outcome of a disciplinary process resulting from a dispute with a student at Wilson's Hospital School in Westmeath.

This morning he was given the opportunity to purge his contempt of court but refused to do so on the grounds of his religion.

Legal Affairs Editor with the Irish Independent, Shane Phelan, says transgenderism was not the reason why the devout Christian was in court today:

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