On Air Now

The Breakfast Show

6:00am - 9:00am

  • 045 901 490
  • 0833-979797

Now Playing

Michael Jackson

Don't Stop Till You Get Enough

Interactions With Enoch Burke 'Mostly Positive' - Former Principal

Niamh McShane, the school’s former principal, gave evidence of recruiting Enoch in 2018.

The High Court case between Wilson's Hospital School and Enoch Burke has gone ahead without him after he failed to give an undertaking to abide by court rules.

After being held in contempt of court yesterday, Mr Burke was told he couldn't participate from inside the courtroom unless he agreed to behave himself.

There was no sign of Enoch Burke this morning and with no indication as to whether he was going to give an undertaking to behave himself and abide by directions and orders of the court, lawyers for the school emailed him to see what his position is.

Having not received a reply in the time allocated by the judge, the case went on in his absence.

Niamh McShane, the school’s former principal, gave evidence of recruiting Enoch in 2018.

She described their early interactions as 'mostly positive' before recalling an exchange in late 2021 when he raised his concerns about a student-made display on how certain famous people identified in terms of their gender and sexuality.

At a staff meeting last May, she said he also raised concerns about her request to staff to refer to a transitioning student by a new name and gender-neutral pronouns.

He accused her of making a demand of her staff.

Enoch says transgenderism goes against his religious beliefs and claims he was fired because of it.

But the school says it engaged its disciplinary process because of his gross misconduct in the wake of Ms McShane's request.

More from National News

Stay tuned to Kfm!

Get the Kfm Apps for you phone, tablet or smart speaker...

Kfm Kildare Weather

  • Thu

    Sunny intervals


  • Fri

    Sunny intervals


  • Sat

    Thundery shower


  • Sun

    Thundery shower