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eamo
30-12-2017, 10:15 PM
Seems the Burke group of students (maybe all related?) are not going to submit to what they feel is very unfair treatment by the powers that be in NUI Galway. They have gone VERY public with allegations of bullying and financial irregularities at the National University of Ireland Galway.

Here is their very well produced website:

http://burkebroadcast.com/



and here is a video they have placed as an advertisement on You Tube:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3j9dDV2TLs


If NUI Galway thought they could bully the Burkes it seems they were mistaken. I can see this one heading for the courts.

What a way for NUI Galway to welcome the new year.

Trow
31-12-2017, 12:08 AM
Taking on the establishment eh?

A stepped procedure is required. Chip away at the wall. Must read more into this from a legal/justice perspective and familiarize myself with matters. Interesting.

eamo
31-12-2017, 01:14 PM
Well....after a bit more reading it seems the Burke family from Castlebar are a very eccentric and fundamentalist clan.

That does not mean they should be bullied, harassed and victimised. They have as much right to campaign as the most trendy-cause supporting students.

It is a poor reflection on the students of NUI Galway that none of them seem to be prepared to stand against the mob.

It is easy to support fashionable causes, the student body of Galway University were found wanting when the Burkes were harassed, bullied and attempted intimidated for campaigning for an unpopular cause.

OK...they are as nutty as hell..but that does not excuse the University or the students.


http://www.rabble.ie/2014/03/04/irelands-phelps-family-and-nuig/

and

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/small-voices-that-go-unheard-1.620163

and of course the Trots cheer on the bullying:

http://socialistparty.ie/2014/03/nuig-students-smash-homophobia-campus/

Fraxinus
05-01-2018, 08:12 AM
I find it hard to feel sympathy for such hate filled people.

Count Bobulescu
05-01-2018, 03:09 PM
They remind me of the Westboro Baptist Church people.

Westboro Baptist Church - Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westboro_Baptist_Church)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westboro_Baptist_Church

Fraxinus
05-01-2018, 09:21 PM
Loopers!

What is it about Calvinism that seems to breed a distinct brand of hatred?

eamo
06-01-2018, 01:42 PM
I find it hard to feel sympathy for such hate filled people.

I see no evidence that they are "hate filled people" and I don't think you have to have sympathy for them or support their causes to recognise their right to not be intimidated and victimised.


They remind me of the Westboro Baptist Church people.

Westboro Baptist Church - Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westboro_Baptist_Church)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westboro_Baptist_Church









Like the Westboro Baptist Church they are mostly from one family, claim to be Christian, and have a very unhealthy certainty that they alone are right. But that is as far as the comparison goes. They have never picketed a funeral, disrespected the national flag or rejoiced in the death and injury of those they disapprove of. They are really very different from the W/B Church.


Loopers!

What is it about Calvinism that seems to breed a distinct brand of hatred?

I think "Loopers" is a good description, but if being a looper was a crime half this country would be locked up.

Not sure about the Calvinism connection. Is that what they identify with?

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Here are some of their posters which caused such offence.

Can't see any problem with them, they certainly are a long way from the Westboro Baptist Church with their "Thank God for 9/11" and "God hates gays" sort of stuff.


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4637/38387210254_cb78ec1059_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21u9udE)Christian Union Poster 11 March 2014 (https://flic.kr/p/21u9udE) by Isaac Burke (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4636/27319963159_fed94482e3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HCaXez)Christian Union Poster 07 March 2013 (https://flic.kr/p/HCaXez) by Isaac Burke (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4595/38387204614_da8aa47b4d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21u9sxq)Christian Union Poster 06 November 2013 (https://flic.kr/p/21u9sxq) by Isaac Burke (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4592/25230511778_9985df2007_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ErwY8L)Life Society Poster 07 November 2013 (https://flic.kr/p/ErwY8L) by Isaac Burke (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4737/27319957299_27d3cc5337_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HCaVux)Christian Union Poster 04 December 2013 (https://flic.kr/p/HCaVux) by Isaac Burke (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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Here is head of University security Mr Gerry Nolan tearing down their posters and an account of what happened in the words of the Burke group:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4737/38214964505_f90f89c8c1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21dVFyn)NUI Galway Head of Security Gerry Nolan (https://flic.kr/p/21dVFyn) by Isaac Burke (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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At approximately 1pm on Wednesday 12 March 2014, the Christian Union Society’s information table near Smokey’s Café was vandalised by a passing student. Ours was the only information table set up in the area that day. The purpose of our table was to encourage students to vote “No” in the Students’ Union referendum on same-sex marriage. Head of Security Gerry Nolan was alerted to the incident and arrived on the scene within a few minutes.

Mr Nolan surveyed the scene, viewed the vandalism personally and then made the extraordinary decision to shut down our information table. In his own words, Mr Nolan stated that he was “calling a halt” to our information table “because it’s disruptive to the business of the university”. We urged Mr Nolan to reconsider his decision, but to no avail. Mr Nolan proceeded to tear down the posters on our information table and on the poster board behind the table. As he did so, several individuals who had gathered in the vicinity began to applaud. Mr Nolan smirked in response.

We remained at the scene in protest for several hours. Encouraged by Mr Nolan’s actions, a large group of individuals representing the “Yes” side of the referendum gathered and created a hostile and intimidating environment. They shouted taunts and abuse in our direction, threw pieces of food, performed mock marriages, and tore down the remaining Christian Union poster on the nearby poster board. Mr Nolan did not intervene.

No attempt was ever made by the Security Office or any other department of the university to investigate the vandalism of our information table.

pluralist
06-01-2018, 01:48 PM
Hmm. I wouldn't die on a hill for these people, shall we say.

Fraxinus
06-01-2018, 03:49 PM
I see no evidence that they are "hate filled people" and I don't think you have to have sympathy for them or support their causes to recognise their right to not be intimidated and victimised.



Like the Westboro Baptist Church they are mostly from one family, claim to be Christian, and have a very unhealthy certainty that they alone are right. But that is as far as the comparison goes. They have never picketed a funeral, disrespected the national flag or rejoiced in the death and injury of those they disapprove of. They are really very different from the W/B Church.



I think "Loopers" is a good description, but if being a looper was a crime half this country would be locked up.

Not sure about the Calvinism connection. Is that what they identify with?

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Here are some of their posters which caused such offence.

Can't see any problem with them, they certainly are a long way from the Westboro Baptist Church with their "Thank God for 9/11" and "God hates gays" sort of stuff.


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4637/38387210254_cb78ec1059_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21u9udE)Christian Union Poster 11 March 2014 (https://flic.kr/p/21u9udE) by Isaac Burke (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4636/27319963159_fed94482e3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HCaXez)Christian Union Poster 07 March 2013 (https://flic.kr/p/HCaXez) by Isaac Burke (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4595/38387204614_da8aa47b4d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21u9sxq)Christian Union Poster 06 November 2013 (https://flic.kr/p/21u9sxq) by Isaac Burke (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4592/25230511778_9985df2007_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ErwY8L)Life Society Poster 07 November 2013 (https://flic.kr/p/ErwY8L) by Isaac Burke (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4737/27319957299_27d3cc5337_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HCaVux)Christian Union Poster 04 December 2013 (https://flic.kr/p/HCaVux) by Isaac Burke (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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Here is head of University security Mr Gerry Nolan tearing down their posters and an account of what happened in the words of the Burke group:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4737/38214964505_f90f89c8c1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21dVFyn)NUI Galway Head of Security Gerry Nolan (https://flic.kr/p/21dVFyn) by Isaac Burke (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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You don't have to wish death or injury to be bigoted which these sad cases are towards homosexuals and unmarried mothers. Bigots that should be challenged at every corner they turn.

Jerry Nolan seemed like a sane and decent person the one time I spoke to him, and I don't see him espousing vitriol on people because of their sexual orientation.

My Calvinist comment was aimed at the Counts article about the Phelps family. I'm not saying all Calvinists are bigoted but there seems to be a distinct brand of bigotry associated with it in America, Ireland and Scotland...much of the people from that tradition were drawn to the KKK and let's not forget the some of the foaming at the mouth nutty brigade in our own Antrim.

eamo
13-01-2018, 11:10 PM
Latest video from the Burke group:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAvepSHUrfU

eamo
15-01-2018, 09:37 PM
If Isaac Burke is accurate in his depiction of the behaviour of the Workplace Relations Commission and its chairperson then the Commission is not fit for its purpose.

I am sure we have all seen cases where unpopular or eccentric people were considered easy targets who were unworthy of fair treatment.
Sometimes small-minded people with just a little petty power will seek to unfairly exercise their power when they think it will play well to an in-crowd audience. I wonder is this the case here.

I hope some unbiased journalist investigates this.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2DxLCD3Xa0&feature=push-u-sub&attr_tag=0LjSDa0bPLEoj5gx-6

eamo
05-03-2018, 09:49 PM
Below you will find the latest video from Isaac Burke in which he calls on Oonagh Buckley to dismiss Pat Brady and gives his reasons. Watch the video to hear the reasons.


When I started this thread I never expected it to take this turn.


I have no personal animosity towards Pat Brady, it is years since we last met, but I will put on record that he was one of the main movers in the failed move to disband the Workers Party Of Ireland (I am no longer a member, just a supporter).

He also chaired the last meeting of Democratic Left in the Shelbourne Hotel to approve the proposal to merge with the Labour Party, with the full agreement of the Labour Party. The merger was approved by both partys, but not without objections.

At the Labor Party convention to approve the merger Councillor Brian Fitzgerald of Meath stated:


Democratic Left, he said, had "absolutely no principles. They went from Sinn Fein to Official Sinn Fein/IRA to Sinn Fein the Workers' Party, the Workers' Party, New Agenda and Democratic Left, leaving a trail of destruction in every party they have been part of. They have no home now, so they are prepared to crawl to us."

He forecast that it would lead to the destruction of the Labour Party.

Here is an Irish Times report on both the LP and DL conventions which approved the merger:

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/some-came-to-praise-their-party-not-to-bury-it-1.225275


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Here is Isaac Burke's video:


https://youtu.be/JHgnHumG5i0



And here is the open letter to Oonagh Buckley.


Ms Oonagh Buckley

Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission

Lansdowne House,

Lansdowne Road,

Ballsbridge,

Dublin 4

D04 A3A8



By Registered Post and Ordinary Post & by email to [email protected]

CC: Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation



Dear Ms Buckley,



On Tuesday 06 February 2018 I sent you a report of significant procedural and legal shortcomings in the investigation of four Equal Status complaints by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

As you are aware, Enoch Burke, Ammi Burke, Kezia Burke and I claim that NUI Galway discriminated against us on the ground of our religion. The alleged discrimination by NUI Galway relates particularly to our Christian beliefs on abortion and same-sex marriage.

WRC Adjudication Officer Louise Boyle investigated our complaints against NUI Galway. In our recent correspondence with you, we requested a rehearing of our complaints in accordance with constitutional justice and fair procedures.

In your reply of Monday 12 February 2018, you refused to grant a rehearing of our complaints and did not engage with the matters we had raised. Amongst the questions you have left unanswered are the following:

When a witness for NUI Galway gave evidence that our religion had been discussed during a committee meeting, why did Ms Boyle offer to NUI Galway to “strike that off the record”?
Why did Ms Boyle refuse to admit evidence of financial irregularity at NUI Galway?
Why did Ms Boyle make flippant comments during the hearings e.g. “Oh, it’s going to be appealed anyway” and “I’m not getting paid for overtime”?
Why did Ms Boyle ignore extensive legal precedent in her decisions?
If Ms Boyle had been appointed as an Equality Officer prior to 01 October 2015, why did she work fulltime for PlanNet21 until June 2016?
If Ms Boyle had been appointed as an Equality Officer prior to 01 October 2015, why did she begin conducting regular WRC hearings no earlier than August 2016?
Why is there no evidence that Ms Boyle was ever an Equality Officer of the Equality Tribunal?
Why did Ms Boyle suddenly take down her LinkedIn profile in January 2018?
In light of your refusal to address these matters, it is disturbing to read the words at the end of your letter: “… no further correspondence will be entertained or responded to on this matter”.

Notwithstanding your injunction, I am moved to write to you again today following a serious matter that has come to my attention over the past number of days.

On Monday 19th February, WRC Adjudication Officer Mr Pat Brady retweeted a video comparing religious MP Jacob Rees-Mogg to Gaddafi, Hussein and Stalin. Mr Brady shared the video publicly. You will be aware of Mr Brady’s Twitter profile, as you are one of his 1,600 Twitter followers. Mr Brady is a senior Adjudication Officer with the WRC, having heard and investigated approximately 300 cases over the past 3 years.

The video is a mockery of Mr Rees-Mogg’s “deeply held Christian beliefs” and focuses on Rees-Mogg’s opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion. In the video, Rees-Mogg’s religious beliefs are summed up as “horrifying reactionary values” and “terrible views that can ruin people’s lives”.

Mr Brady’s legal remit as Adjudication Officer includes the investigation of complaints of discrimination on the ground of religion. Any notion that Mr Brady could be impartial and unbiased in the investigation of such complaints is frankly absurd.

The only appropriate course of action is for you to call upon the Minister to exercise her powers under Section 40(7) of the Workplace Relations Act 2015 and revoke the appointment of Mr Pat Brady as an Adjudication Officer of the WRC with immediate effect.

It is an extraordinarily serious matter that an Adjudication Officer of the WRC would feel free to publicly promote a video that effectively incites hatred of Christian beliefs on same-sex marriage and abortion. We note that these very beliefs are the key beliefs grounding our case against NUI Galway.

In light of this further revelation regarding the attitude towards Christian belief within the Adjudication Service of the WRC, Enoch Burke, Ammi Burke, Kezia Burke and I reiterate our demand that our complaints against NUI Galway be reheard without delay in accordance with constitutional justice and fair procedures.

Yours sincerely,

__________________________

Isaac Burke

02 March 2018

eamo
12-03-2018, 01:23 PM
Latest developments, video posted today:


https://youtu.be/xcYiyj360co





Burke Broadcast
Published on Mar 12, 2018

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) have informed me that Director General Oonagh Buckley will not be responding to my open letter. I can only assume now that the behaviour of Pat Brady is acceptable to Oonagh Buckley and the other Adjudication Officers.

Oonagh Buckley is accountable to Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation. I am writing to the Minister today calling upon her to remove Pat Brady from office and to rehear our Equal Status complaints.

Pat Brady, Adjudication Officer at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), has retweeted a video mocking the religious beliefs of British MP Jacob Rees-Mogg. The video describes Rees-Mogg’s “deeply-held Christian beliefs” as “horrifying reactionary values” and compares those who hold such beliefs to brutal dictators like Joseph Stalin and Saddam Hussein. The WRC is the only avenue for complaints of religious discrimination in Ireland.

eamo
01-04-2018, 05:00 PM
Latest video from the Burkes:


https://youtu.be/-XONCOdPNwM

eamo
02-06-2019, 08:34 PM
The Burke family have won the right to challenge NUI Galway's right to impose on them a life-time ban from all student societies.

The case will be heard in the Galway Circuit court on the 18th 19th and 20th of this month. This could be an important case for freedom of expression and religion.

I hope they seek and get some impartial national publicity for their case.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgfMPsK0iTA

eamo
18-06-2019, 12:12 AM
NUI Galway sought to back out of the case at the last minute. Burkes said "F-OFF! Yer a shower of rotten ***** and we will see you in court!"

Well......OK...maybe they did not phrase it quite like that, but the message was the same.

Kick off about 10 tomorrow morning in the Galway Circuit Court. Should be interesting.



The Burkes are pressing ahead with their case
NUI Galway has lifted a lifetime ban on four Christian students in advance of a Circuit Court hearing next week. The University banned Isaac Burke, Kezia Burke, Enoch Burke and Ammi Burke for life from all student societies on 10 November 2014. The Burkes are pursuing a case against NUI Galway, alleging discrimination on the grounds of religion.

The Burkes received notice of the lifting of the ban by letter dated 31 May 2019 from solicitors for NUI Galway. Separately, the University also made an open offer to the Burkes that they would seek no order as to costs against them in the event that the Burkes withdrew their claims.

The Burkes have rejected the offer and are pressing ahead with their case. Speaking today on behalf of the four Plaintiffs, Enoch Burke said, “It has been over 4 years and 6 months since we were banned for life from societies at NUI Galway. Now, on the eve of the court hearing, that ban has been lifted. The University should never have imposed this ban in the first place and we are pressing ahead for justice.”

The Circuit Court hearing is listed for 3 days at Galway City Courthouse, Tuesday 18 June to Thursday 20 June.

Above from here: https://burkebroadcast.com/2019/06/14/nui-galway-lifts-ban-on-christian-students-days-before-court/



Case is getting some international attention: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson/status/1139695337898008577

eamo
20-06-2019, 10:42 PM
Just catching up with this court case now and it seems that shortly after kick off the Judge in the case made two elementary mistakes [not claiming to be fact, just expressing my opinion].
Firstly she underestimated the determination and ability of the plaintiffs and secondly she started talking, in this case from the bench, before her brain was engaged.

After being informed by the NUG team that NUG had, in their magnanimity lifted the lifetime ban she wondered out loud whether this “would render the whole thing moot”.

Well, going by the reports that is when the craic really got going. The Burkes called for the Judge to recuse herself and the Judge refused and started going and coming and going again until much much later the proceedings petered out. Not knowing what, if anything had been decided the Burkes waited until some Gardaí strong-armed them out the back door.

Just as an aside, and nothing to do with this case, is anyone else here old enough to remember the "Carry On (https://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/group/carry_on/)" films?

Well back to the subject. Here is the Video the Burkes released after the case.

I ask you to ignore the easy option of focusing on their awkward style and listen to the points raised. I think they are valid.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWJIVL5l4Fc


Here is a written account of the court case from the Burkes point of view:



The hearing of Burkes v NUI Galway began at 10:30am Tuesday with Judge Petria McDonnell presiding. Clíona Kimber SC, Counsel for NUI Galway, spoke near the outset, noting that NUI Galway had lifted the lifetime ban on the Plaintiffs (the Burkes). At this point, Judge McDonnell questioned or commented on whether the lifting of the lifetime ban “would render the whole thing moot” (i.e. render the proceedings unnecessary). The Plaintiffs immediately raised an objection to the Judge’s comment, as her words suggested that she had prejudged the case. The Judge then rose for five minutes. Upon her return, the Plaintiffs asked Judge McDonnell to retract and apologise for her comment. Judge McDonnell refused to do either.

The Plaintiffs then stated that they had no confidence in Judge McDonnell’s ability to judge the case impartially. They asked the Judge to recuse herself from the proceedings to which she refused. The proceedings were then adjourned until 2pm.

At 2pm, the Plaintiffs repeated their request that Judge McDonnell retract and apologise for her comment. The Judge again refused to do either and repeated her refusal to recuse herself. The hearing descended into chaos with the Judge alternatively stating, “I will be here tomorrow morning”, “happy to have it re-listed”, “the case is ceased”, and “the case will be adjourned generally … I can’t do that…”. At one point, the Judge left and immediately re-entered the courtroom. She eventually left the courtroom leaving the Plaintiffs with no idea as to the status of the proceedings. A clerk then advised NUI Galway’s legal team to return at 4pm. The Plaintiffs did not receive any instructions.

At 4pm, Judge McDonnell re-entered the courtroom. She was again asked by the Plaintiffs to recuse herself. The Judge stated that she was “placing a stay on the proceedings pending the outcome of the Plaintiffs’ recusal application”. She left the courtroom giving no indication as to when the parties would be notified. The Plaintiffs stayed in the courtroom, waiting for a decision on the matter of recusal. At around 5.30pm, they were pushed out the back door of the courthouse by members of the Gardaí and the building was locked. One of the Gardaí remarked to the Plaintiffs that they would “not be getting any publicity out of this”.

The proceedings are now in limbo. There is no clarity as to when they will resume.

Above from here: https://burkebroadcast.com/2019/06/19/burkes-call-for-recusal-of-judge-petria-mcdonnell/

eamo
02-07-2019, 01:59 PM
Application to High Court to have Judge Petra Kelly removed from the case:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIbdEoT8skA

eamo
29-07-2019, 06:06 PM
Well one thing is now beyond doubt, when the Burkes say they are going to do something they sure as hell gonna do that something.

They have lodged a very well reasoned submission with the Justice Minister, Equalities Watchdog and a Parliamentary Committee.

Unfortunately I suspect that no matter how strong and well argued their case is they will get no justice unless there develops a strong and supportive public campaign, and that in Ireland today is most unlikely.
Still, I wish them success and admire their courage and determination.



https://youtu.be/RHln-ekBQDc


In their submission they not only bring up the matter of the Judge referring to their case as "moot" and demolish the Judges reasoning (if any reasoning was employed) but also challenge other questionable behavior by the Judge.


However the Plaintiffs have other concerns in relation to the conduct of the Judge on 18 June 2019, including:




1.In opening remarks on 18 June 2019, Judge McDonnell stated that she had only read the first two pages of the Plaintiffs’ 57-page submission to the Court. She took exception to certain key parts of the Plaintiffs’ submission to the Court. She refused to permit the Plaintiffs to open their case by setting out the basic legal principles in relation to an Equal Status claim.

2.Judge McDonnell was slow to receive up a copy of the Plaintiffs’ Book of Authorities and Book of Core Documentation/Evidence and only begrudgingly accepted them in Court.

3.Judge McDonnell questioned the need for the Plaintiffs to present the section of their submissions that related to their religious beliefs. Critically, in opening remarks the Judge did not make any reference to the religion ground or religious dimension of the claims before her.

4.Judge McDonnell sought to place restrictions on the Plaintiffs’ right to argue their case. She suggested in opening remarks that the Plaintiffs would be required to present their case from the witness box. She seemed to indicate that the Plaintiffs would not be allowed to make submissions and arguments at the counsel table.

5.The certified Circuit Court Orders received by the Plaintiffs on 24 June 2019 were backdated to 18 June 2019. The content of these orders (see above) does not correspond to what was actually pronounced in open Court at the close of the hearing on 18 June 2019. The Judge did not in fact rule conclusively on the recusal request that afternoon but rather left the proceedings in a state of limbo “pending the outcome of the Plaintiffs’ recusal application”.The question therefore arises as to whether these orders are proper and correct orders of the Circuit Court.


Elsewhere in the submission they say:


Judge Petria McDonnell is familiar with the nature and extent of the proceedings in Burkes v NUI Galway. On 31 October 2018, she presided over a preliminary hearing in Burkes v NUI Galway that lasted for a full day at Galway Circuit Court.

In her judgement issuing from that hearing, she made reference to“the timing, the severity and the duration of [the lifetime ban] and its significant impact on the complainant[s]”.

The only logical conclusion that can be drawn from the facts is that Judge Petria McDonnell may have sought to mislead the Plaintiffs, an unrepresented party, regarding the merits and scope of their case. This is extremely serious. That a member of the judiciary, sworn to administer justice “without fear or favour”, may have sought to exploit the ignorance of an unrepresented party is unacceptable and contrary to all accepted standards of judicial conduct.


Be Jazus they better not find themselves in front of an Irish beak for a VERY long time. They tend to stick together like you-know-what to a blanket.

If you want to find the full submission you can read it here:

https://burkebroadcast.com/2019/07/08/judge-petria-mcdonnell-justice-standeth-afar-off/

eamo
13-08-2019, 11:22 PM
Heading for the High Court.

You never know, they might just succeed. I hope they do.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO1Qtrtgf-c