Source: Lawyers for Justice on facebook
Gerry McMahon, Owner, (to right) and Breffni Archer, Manager, of Il Vicolo wish to extend their heartfelt gratitude for the overwhelming support they have received since our post of 9th October.
Lawyers for Justice Ireland are fully aware of the severe strain that the business was put under since the Compliance Notice was served on 20 August. The constant inspections by Compliance Officers, the closure of the business following the emergency cessation order and the numerous court hearings at the District Court.
The fact that so many people of integrity now stand beside them in their struggle against injustice and inequality is enlightening. Ireland needs heroes and doers like these courageous men. It is now over 19 months since the first lockdown was imposed and we need to take effective court action. For if we do not challenge such laws at court, we risk the irretrievable erosion of human and civil rights in Irish society.
This is only the start of this journey. Gerry received a letter from the HSE on 14th October that they will start inspecting their restaurant again as there have been further complaints of non-compliance.
The next step in challenging this discriminatory legislation will be to issue urgent Judicial Review proceedings in the High Court on the grounds of breach of EU privacy law (GDPR, 2018) and discrimination.
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