Judge dismisses as ‘moot’ businessman Declan Ganley’s challenge to legality of religious worship ban during Covid restrictions

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A judge has dismissed businessman Declan Ganley’s High Court challenge to the legality of the ban on attending public religious worship at stages during the Covid-19 emergency.

Mr Justice Charles Meenan was satisfied Mr Ganley’s challenge was now moot, or pointless.

Mr Ganley had argued that although the disputed regulations have lapsed, the case raised important legal issues about the balance between the right to public worship and public health.