Has anyone heard about the case of Maurice Lyons who will be in Portlaoise prison a year tomorrow for not agreeing to the break-up of his marriage?
Regardless of whether one thinks he is right or not, it seems preposterous that he can be jailed indefinitely despite not having committed any crime. Apparently a year ago tomorrow police bust down his door and dragged him off to prison on the orders of a judge where he remains today:
From the Men's Council
Maurice has been deprived of his liberty and contact with his children for the past twelve months but his faith and love for his children have kept his spirit strong. He has - with great difficulty due to the lack of opportunity within the prison regime - put together an appeal against this violation of his Family and the institution of Marriage and he will be in the Supreme Court on the anniversary of his imprisonment (at 11am on Friday 2 July) for the penultimate step in showing that the courts are acting unlawfully where they apply the Judicial Separation Act in a "unilateral" "no-fault" way. His appeal will show that the Constitution and the law permit such a Decree to be issued only where BOTH Spouses have given up on their commitment to the marriage and are closed to its reconciliation.