Enoch Burke is back in court today as the full hearing about his dispute with Wilson’s Hospital School in Co Westmeath gets underway.
The High Court hearing is expected to run for the rest of the week.
Earlier this month, Mr Burke lost an appeal against court orders to stay away from the school where he used to teach German and History before his dismissal.
He has been in and out of various courtrooms for several months now – always in of his own accord, but not always out by choice.
Earlier this month, he was forcibly removed from court as his legal challenge to injunctions refraining him from attending at his former school was being dismissed.
Mr Burke was suspended from his teaching job at the school in Multyfarnham last September following a public disagreement with school management.
That came after he refused to address a gender-transitioning student by a different name and with the pronoun 'they'.
Mr Burke has said transgenderism goes against his religious beliefs and claims the school initiated disciplinary proceedings and ultimately fired him because of those beliefs.
The school insists he was fired over his behaviour, which it found to be gross misconduct.
Over the next four days, this hearing will take a closer look at his suspension and the disciplinary process that led to him being dismissed.