Local authority law

High Court: County council entitled to impound horse and charge owner

The High Court has held that a county council acted intra vires in impounding a horse following an accident, and that it was entitled to demand a fee before returning the animal.

Published 25 August 2020

High Court: Galway County Council must pay €2,000 to the owner of a horse it illegally destroyed

Galway County Council has been ordered to pay €2,000 in damages to the owner of a horse which it destroyed in April 2018.

Published 4 November 2019

High Court: Cork County Council refused application to direct property arbitrator to state a case on jurisdiction

The High Court has refused an application made by Cork County Council in which it sought an order to direct a property arbitrator to state a case regarding his jurisdiction.

Published 16 October 2019

High Court: Council granted permanent injunction against couple trespassing on abandoned housing estate

Clare County Council has been granted a permanent injunction restraining a couple and their family from trespassing on a housing estate where they had previously held a tenancy.

Published 14 October 2019

Irish council seeks permission to 'name and shame' dog foulers

A local authority is seeking permission to "name and shame" people convicted of dog fouling offences in an Irish first.

Published 18 September 2019

High Court: Galway County Council acted ultra vires in their decision to destroy seized horse due to unpaid fees

A man whose horse was seized by Galway County Council and destroyed as a result of unpaid fees incurred as a result of the same seizure has been granted an order setting aside the decision to dispose of the horse by way of destruction.

Published 21 May 2019