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Enoch Burke turns up to school again despite sacking



  • Registered Users Posts: 428 ✭✭ evillive

    I'm just fascinated with daddy dropping him in and out of school every day. Would he not just get on the bus with the kids and get dropped off at the end of his road, or at least carpool with some of the other parents!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 31 757TFFIU

    I'm wondoring that as well. I was surprised he wasn't removed from the property again.

    Perhaps the tactic today was to ignore him and not give him publicity and hope he'd just go away when he couldn't get into the building, given that a file is going to the DPP after his arrest yesterday anyway?

    The Dad must be loitering somewhere near enough to the school for the day though, if he's dropping him to the school, then picking him up. I can't imagine him driving from Castlebar to Multyfarnam and back home in the morning, then doing the same again to pick him up from the school. The Dad followed the Garda car to Mullingar yesterday as well. So the Dad clearly has little to be doing with his life.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,801 ✭✭✭✭ For Forks Sake

    Definitely a fail for Mammy Burkes "school" on the Debating and Public speaking course

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,155 ✭✭✭ waterwelly

    Yes it's unacceptable, but getting arrested, days out in court, appeals, grandstanding, roaring at the judge etc. is seemingly what this family want.

    Letting him stand outside in the elements is perhaps the better punishment, rather than in a warm cell where he gets food, has rights and can launch appeals etc. wasting a lot of taxpayers money.

    How many days can he sustain the humiliation and ultimately the family will hopefully need to climbdown.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,813 ✭✭✭✭ blanch152

    You kidding me?

    This has gone international. The Burkes will be multi-millionaires from the donations from the US alone.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,533 ✭✭✭ TheIrishGrover

    I'm surprised trump and the Republican party haven't invited them over yet to speak about how the libs are being mean to them for their god-fearing beliefs.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,523 ✭✭✭✭ Loafing Oaf

    Like in advanced negotiations with Louis Theroux as we speak...

  • Registered Users Posts: 633 ✭✭✭ French Toast

    This is the same fella who chose to spend almost 4 months in Mountjoy.

    If he's let stand outside the school gate or doors til kingdom come he'll do so out of sheer ignorance.

    Can't see them going away quietly.

  • Registered Users Posts: 821 ✭✭✭ Loueze

    He's not even slightly humiliated. He thinks he's righteous.

    He might want to wear his thermals tomorrow...

  • Moderators, Politics Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,155 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Quin_Dub

    Don't disagree , but at least if he's in jail or in court he's not at the school interfering in those kids lives anymore.

    The authorities should be the ones choosing the location of the battlefield , not him.

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,481 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34

    I'm not so sure.

    He was fighting some serious anxiety while arguing with the Principal at the gate yesterday, he was saying the words but his body language said he'd rather be anywhere else on the Planet.

    They're a different creature without Mammy and Ammi shouting others down beside them.

    My feeling is that just like the Westboro Baptist filth, there are people within that unit too scared NOT to preach the mantra.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,920 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko

    If you haven’t recognised that media outlets like newspapers and TV are active participants in politics rather than objective reporters, you are incredibly naive. Irish newspapers aren’t quite as bad as the international players, but you don’t have to look too far to see the role that the Mail and the Telegraph played in getting Brexit passed in the UK, with years of anti-immigrant rhetoric based on lies and exaggeration. Look at what Fox News did in the US for Trump, with outright lies to inflame the MAGA crowd, leading ultimately to the near-overthrowing of the democratic government.

    Irish newspapers have obvious track records in political activity, back to the “It’s payback time” headline on the Indo that swung the 1997 general election for FF and PDs, reportedly as revenge by Tony O’Reilly for the FG government awarding the mobile phone contract to Telenor, instead of the consortium in which O’Reilly was involved. We’ve seen a concerted campaign in the Sindo to support FF and undermine FG, followed by Ahern appointing Eoghan Harris to the Seanad. The Irish Times is generally a bit more subtle in its campaigning, but it has joined the Indo in a concerted campaign of scaremongering around SF in the past year or so. Even today, we’ve seen the strategic timing of information to undermine the SF attach on Donohue’s postering costs.

    Newspapers aren’t passive players, and will make sh1t up, will exaggerate, will withhold information temporarily or permanently as suits their own agenda.

  • Registered Users Posts: 821 ✭✭✭ Loueze

    He definitely didn't seem as collected, yesterday. He was repeating himself, and struggling to make his points.

  • Registered Users Posts: 496 ✭✭ .Donegal.

    Some headlines from the daily mail this past week and you can guess the comments

    Christian teacher who spent 100 days behind bars for refusing to use gender-neutral pronouns is SACKED by his school following 'chaotic' disciplinary hearing

    Dismissed Christian teacher who spent 100 days in jail after refusing to use gender-neutral pronouns in trans row is arrested after returning to Irish school 

    It got some much global attention even Reuters did a fact check on it back in September

    But sure the culture war fanatics will twist the truth and their gullible audience will lap it and become more unhinged and psycho over something that didn’t actually happen. Rinse repeat .

  • Registered Users Posts: 909 ✭✭✭ sully123

    I hope he can keep himself in the news till Halloween. Should be an easy enough to put together costume.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,155 ✭✭✭ waterwelly

    But maybe the school are choosing the location, and letting it be outside the school door - for now.

    I'm sure the kids can handle this, compared to say, Holy Cross, it's tame.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,920 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko

    They don’t get to make choices for other people about choosing and participating. They don’t get to choose which of their employer’s policies they will comply with, if they want to remain in employment.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,155 ✭✭✭ waterwelly

    What's really telling is they seem to have zero following.

    Even the most obscure election candidates get votes, Graham O'Dwyer has fans, anti 5G master protestors have some numbers.

    I've not seen of anybody come out and support or defend them on any platform.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,920 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko

    Are you saying that Burke was correct and that the principal was incorrect?

    In case you forgot, other people had to physically step between him and the principal to protect her from his abuse.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,938 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985

    Thread title should be changed to reflect the new legal situation.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,920 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko

    They don’t have security. They have a principal who has hundreds of better things to be doing acting as a bouncer, because Burke can’t face reality.

  • Registered Users Posts: 105 ✭✭ KAMG

    I'm sure there are plenty of trees he could go for a slash behind on the grounds. That's hardly the biggest conundrum in this whole fiasco.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,020 ✭✭✭ Gusser09

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,331 ✭✭✭✭ Purple Mountain

    Just out of curiosity. Does he not drive himself?

    Why does he need daddy to taxi him?

    What did he do in the past for lifts to work?

    To thine own self be true

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