Attorney General v Martin Bourke

Judgment Date01 January 1939
Date01 January 1939
CourtCircuit Court
(Cir. Ct.),
Martin Bourke

- Merchandise -Distinction between racing rowing boats and racing skiff - Whether general merchandise -Road Transport Act, 1933, s. 9.

The defendant was convicted in the District Court for carrying for reward, in the course of a merchandise road transport business, five racing rowing boats and one racing skiff from Limerick to Galway, contrary to s. 9 of the Road Transport Act, 1933. The defendant was the holder of a merchandise licence under the Act, which authorised him to carry "fuels, building materials and general merchandise." The boats and skiffs were the property of the Shannon Rowing Club in the City of Limerick. The defendant appealed to the Circuit Court. Held, that racing rowing boats...

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