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Bad days Covid conspiracy theorist Gemma O’Doherty bizarrely claims God 'using' her following conviction

'God has a plan to expose these criminals who are running our courts, our country (and) our police stations,' she has claimed.


Gemma O’Doherty outside Bray court on Wednesday (Brian Lawless/PA)

Gemma O’Doherty outside Bray court on Wednesday (Brian Lawless/PA)

Gemma O’Doherty outside Bray court on Wednesday (Brian Lawless/PA)

Anti-vaxxer Gemma O’Doherty has made the bizarre claim that God is using her to “reveal what's going on in this country” following her conviction in Bray District court. 

The ex-journalist who was also in court for refusing to give her name and address to a Garda, and resisting arrest, received a two-month suspended sentence and a fine of €750 for the public order offences.

O’Doherty has already lodged an appeal against the conviction for the offences that occurred on the footbridge in Kilmacanogue on August 28, 2020.

Speaking in a live recording on her website, she thanked those who turned out to support her at the court before adding, “I have no doubt that we're being used by God to reveal what's going on in this country now.

“These things, as hard as they seem at the time, we have to accept them, that God has a plan to expose these criminals who are running our courts, our country (and) our police stations,” she says.

“He has a plan to expose them and he is using us to do that,” she added.

She goes on to say: “They will have to kill me to stop me”.

“The thing about me is I've no intention of ever stopping. I didn't dedicate a 20-plus career to exposing the State and the corruption that it's mired in to stop now.

“So they will have to kill me to stop me but by killing me they just bring more and more.”

At her hearing Judge David Kennedy said that the words used by O’Doherty towards gardaí were “atrocious, and they were said deliberately.”

“She called them gangsters, thugs, said that they covered up paedophilia, they were traitors, and covered up murder.”

The judge said it was a clear breach of the peace and intentional in his mind.

O’Doherty’s solicitor Brendan Maloney argued she had not been lawfully arrested under the correct section of the public order act, he said that the garda should have explained the consequences of not giving her name and address, and that her holding a railing did not constitute resisting arrest.

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But Judge Kennedy did not accept his arguments.

“She walked away while Garda Waldron was speaking,” said the judge. “He wasn’t allowed to finish. Clearly he wasn’t given the opportunity and she wouldn’t have listened anyway. She was in a mind not to give out her name and address.

“She wasn’t happy about being arrested,” said Judge Kennedy. “She did grab something to prevent being removed, which constitutes resistance.”

“This took place against the background of a campaign in which my client is deeply invested,” said solicitor Brendan Maloney.

“She believes she is on the side of right in that regard and has reached this stage of her life without a blemish or conviction.”

Mr Maloney said the words were uttered in the heat of the moment. “It was an incident everyone regrets,” he said.

Judge Kennedy handed down a two-month sentence for the threatening behaviour, the fine of €750 for the refusal of name and address, and the resisting arrest taken into consideration.

An unrepentant Ms Doherty said in the live recording about her day in court, “I've learnt, as I've said lots of times in my life recently, that the hard days, the days they kick you, the days that are the bad days.

“Seemingly in time you look back on your life and you say they were the good days, they were the days when the State exposed the crimes that they are involved in.”

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