Traveller could get compensation in Clonmel school admission caseTuesday 28 January 2014 21.36
The Supreme Court has been told that a teenage Traveller whose mother challenged a secondary school's admission policy could be awarded compensation over a refusal to give him a place.
Mary Stokes, mother of 16-year-old John Stokes, challenged the admissions policy of the Christian Brothers High School in Clonmel.
The policy gave priority to sons of past pupils.
The school's decision to refuse John a place four years ago resulted in a number of challenges.
The Equality Tribunal found he had been discriminated against.
Both the Circuit Court and the High Court overturned that finding in favour of the school.
Mrs Stokes, a mother-of-seven, wants the Supreme Court to overturn the High Court decision.
The case will continue tomorrow.