Gemma O’Doherty and John Waters at the Four Courts last month
Mr Justice George Birmingham said the proceedings failed to raise issues of substance.
The applicants had “chosen rhetoric over substance and fiction and distortion over fact” and failed to meet the threshold of establishing an arguable case, the Court of Appeal had concluded.
— Courts News Ireland (@courtsnewsIRL) March 2, 2021
An appeal by Gemma O’Doherty and John Waters to allow them to challenge the constitutionality of laws introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been dismissed by a three-judge Court of Appeal, comprised of the President of the Court of Appeal Mr Justice George Birmingham, Ms Justice John Edwards and Ms Justice Caroline Costello.