Arthur Cox is the biggest law firm in Ireland. They’re London office is being picketed by Christians this evening because they have sacked a good Christian solicitor from Mayo named Ammi Burke.
There’s been a fundamental breakdown in the relationship between Arthur Cox and Ammi. Rumour on the street is this occurred because Ammi took offence to another solicitor there taking the name of the Lord in vain, so she locked him in his office until he apologized to God. Then when that solicitor complained the rumour is she had a screaming fit at one of the partners. She got a €70,000 ex gratia payment. Her family and Christian friends are saying it’s religious discrimination and have launched the picket.
The day I’m picketing against a €70,000 payoff is the day I’ve made it.
Ammi is one of the four Burke siblings who temporarily received life-bans from any society activity from NUIG for allegedly misappropriating society funds. That went back to her brother Enoch handing out leaflets on campus during the gay marriage referendum comparing homosexuality to paedophilia. Enoch was running for Equality Officer at the time. I’d say he’d fairly shake up the Student’s Union.
The money was the Christian Union’s so that’s where the allegation of improper use of funds came from. I don’t know how that led to bans for all the siblings so it sounds like they might have had legitimate complaints. NUIG removed the ban just before it came to Court but didn’t apologize so Ammi, Enoch, Isaiah and Kezia were not happy. They still wanted to run the case. By the time their case came on the Court it was already 5pm so the judge went home and said he’d hear it the next day. The Burke didn’t like that and refused to leave the Court until eventually the cops were called.
The Burkes also run their own website called the Burke Broadcast. And… em… that’s it.