State to oppose John Waters and Gemma O’Doherty challenge to Covid-19 laws

Supporters crowd into courtroom and are cleared by gardaí due to social distancing

A view of supporters of John Waters and Gemma O’Doherty outside the Four Courts Photograph: Tom Honan

A view of supporters of John Waters and Gemma O’Doherty outside the Four Courts Photograph: Tom Honan

The State is to oppose a High Court challenge by John Waters and Gemma O’Doherty aimed at striking down laws introduced by the State arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mr Waters and Ms O’Doherty claim the laws are flawed and unconstitutional.

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