Thursday 18 January 2018

School principal secures injunction prevention disciplinary hearing into allegations against her

Judge's gavel
Judge's gavel

The principal of a secondary school has secured a temporary High Court injunction preventing a disciplinary hearing into allegations against her from proceeding.

Mary Joyce, who is the principal of the Co-educational Colasite Iognaid, Sea Road in Galway City, is fearful of the reputational damage she will suffer over what she claims is a flawed disciplinary process.

Her lawyers Friday (Oct 9) secured a interim injunction restraining the school's board of management from conducting a disciplinary hearing scheduled for Tuesday (Oct13) next.

The school, which is one of Ireland's Jesuit schools, has approximately 600 pupils.

The injunction was granted, on an ex-parte basis, by Mr Justice Paul Gilligan.

He made the matter returnable to Wednesday.

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