Limerick woman takes High Court case over Covid vaccine risks to children

Mr Justice Conor Dignam

A LIMERICK City woman has taken High Court proceedings against the State and the HSE over giving Covid-19 vaccinations to children.

Sharon Browne from South Claughan Road, Garryowen was joined in the action by David Egan, a data analyst from Galway City and they are seeking to stop Covid-19 vaccines being given to children between five and 11 years of age until full information about any alleged risks has been given to the public.

The Taoiseach and the Minister for Health are also respondents in the case which came before Mr Justice Conor Dignam on Friday when he fixed a pre-trial application for a protective costs order for hearing in late January.

If such an order was granted, it would mean that neither Ms Browne nor Mr Egan would have to pay any legal costs even if their action was unsuccessful.

The judge said due to pressures on the court and the availability of judges, the date given was the earliest the court could do.

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The action is opposed by the State and the HSE, which denies all the adverse claims about the vaccine’s safety.

The court heard on Friday the issues of European and national law have been raised in the case.

Ms Browne claims her mother died in 2021 from adverse effects of the Covid19 vaccine, which has left her family devastated.

Mr Egan claims to have gathered medical and statistical evidence from around the world to prove that the vaccines are harmful.

They want parents and guardians to be fully informed about what they claim are the risks, deaths, injuries, illnesses and disabilities caused by the vaccines, thereby allowing parents to give informed consent in relation to the vaccines.

They also maintain that the alleged harm being caused by the vaccines breaches the constitutional right to bodily integrity.

Mr Justice Dignam’s decision to fix the pre-trial application for late January prompted an angry response from people at the rear of the courtroom.

One person shouted: “How many people have to die first?” while a woman recited the ‘Our Father’ before leaving the court room.