Businessman Declan Ganley has called on the Irish Bishops to “open their churches” in defiance of lockdown after his constitutional case against the state in relation to the right to worship was delayed yet again.

His case – which states that the ban on public worship is illegal under the Irish constitution – was originally taken in November of last year. Over the last seven months, it has been repeatedly put back, and has yet to receive a hearing. At a hearing this morning, the case was again put back for mention until May 18th.

Though not directly referencing the delay, Ganley took to twitter to express his frustration, seeming to imply that legal methods of resisting the ban were not bearing fruit. “This will not be resolved through the courts in a reasonable timeframe”, he said:

More to follow.