Irish Land Commission v Forde

Judgment Date12 February 1919
Date12 February 1919
CourtHouse of Lords (Ireland)
Cork Improved Dwellings Company v. Barry
FORDE and Another

H. L.

Landlord and tenant - Action for recovery of land - Estate purchased by Irish Land Commission - Tenant failing to sign undertaking to purchase his holding - Non-payment of rent - Remedy - Irish Land Commission as landlords - Powers - Irish Land Act, 1903 (3 Edw. 7, c. 37), sects. 6, 18,and 19.

Where the Land Commission acquire an estate under sect. 6 of the Irish Land Act, 1903 (3 Edw. 7. c. 37), they may, exercising the powers of landlords, proceed, against a tenant who has failed to sign all undertaking to purchase his holding, by way of ejectment for non-payment of rent.

Appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal (1).

The House of Lords (Lord Birkenhead C., and Lords Finlay, Atkinson, Shaw of Dunfermline, and Parmoor) unanimously affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal in Ireland.

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  • Irish Land Commission and Board of Public Works v Ruane
    • Ireland
    • High Court
    • 17 February 1938
    ... ... In Talbot Crosbie's Estate (3) , the Chief Baron said (at p. 572):—"The proceedings under these sections—1 to 23 [of the Act of 1903]—are by sect. 23, sub-sect. 8, directed to be carried into effect under the control of the Executive Government," and in Irish Land Commission v. Forde (4) ,decided in 1918, Gibson J. said (at p. 237) that the Land Commission "are incorporated for a great public purpose, with judicial powers and extensive administrative capacity, subject to the control and supervision of the Treasury and Parliament." In the case of Greene v. Irish Land ... ...

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