High court rules against Minister’s decision to declare teacher ‘unfit’

The High Court has ruled that a decision by the minister for education Ruairi Quinn to declare a school principal unfit for office was disproportionate and “required the court to intervene”.

26th April, 2012

The High Court has ruled that a decision by the minister for education Ruairi Quinn to declare a school principal unfit for office was disproportionate and “required the court to intervene”.

Catherine McSorely, had brought a High Court challenge to a ministerial order for her removal on grounds she was “unfit for office”.

McSorley, from Annamult, Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny, was appointed principal of Kilkenny City Vocational School in 1999. Her lawyers...

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