Local authority law
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
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
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