Heaney v Louth County Council and Others

JurisdictionIreland
CourtCircuit Court
Judgment Date01 Jan 1920
Cir. Cas.,
Heaney
and
Louth County Council and others

Building maliciously burned - Burning of Inland Revenue offices, Dundalk - Basis of compensation - Replacement - Capitalised rent - Loss of income -Economic basis.

The Inland Revenue offices, the property of the applicant, were maliciously burned on the 14th April, 1920. The applicant's witnesses gave evidence to show that it would take upwards of £5,000 to replace the building. The witnesses for the County Council admitted that over £4,000 would be necessary for suchpurpose. The County Court Judge based compensation upon rent, not upon the amount necessary for replacement, and awarded £2,000. The applicant appealed:—Held, by O'Connor, L.J., that the cost...

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  • Lennox-Conyngham v Louth County Council
    • Ireland
    • Circuit Court
    • 1 January 1958
    ...this case should be between the market value of the demolished building and the cost of a new building. Heeney v. Louth County CouncilDLTR 54 ILTR. 197, and Murphy v. Wexford County CouncilIR [1921] 2 I.R. 230, followed. ...

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