A dentist who is carrying out emergency treatment during the Covid-19 crisis turned up at his clinic to find the locks had been changed by the landlord.
Hungarian Dental, of Letterkenny, Co Donegal took an injunction against the landlord Gall Investments after workmen locked them out of the surgery this week.
Letterkenny Circuit Court heard how the clinic is the only dental surgery in Letterkenny offering emergency dental treatment during the Covid-19 pandemic and has a contract with the HSE for such work.
Barrister for Hungarian Dental, Mr Ivan Toner, told the court how four patients were due to have essential extractions at the clinic this Saturday.
The patients are currently on medication in advance of their planned treatment.
Mr Toner said that a dentist working at the clinic arrived on Monday morning last to find workmen changing the locks.
The workers would not allow the dentist into the building