Listowel Urban District Council v McDonagh

JurisdictionIreland
Judgment Date18 December 1968
Date18 December 1968
CourtSupreme Court
(S.C.)
Listowel Urban District Council
and
McDonagh

Contravention of order - Whether defendant entitled to put in issue bona fides of sanitary authority -Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act, 1948, s. 31.

The defendant was convicted, in the District Court, of having contravened an order made by a sanitary authority in exercise of a power conferred by statute. He appealed to the Circuit Court where he sought an opportunity to question the bona fides of the sanitary authority in making the order. Held by the Supreme Court ( Ó Dálaigh C.J., Walsh and FitzGerald JJ.): 1. That the exercise of a discretionary statutory power, if effected in bad faith, can be condemned as invalid. Kruse v. JohnsonELR [1898] 2 Q.B. 91 and Smith v. East Elloe Rural District CouncilELR [1956] A.C. 736 considered. 2. That no consideration of inconvenience was involved and that there was no principle which would prevent the Circuit Court from deciding, as a...

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