Riordan v County Council of County Clare

JurisdictionIreland
CourtCircuit Court
Judgment Date01 Jan 1920
Cir. Cas.,
Riordan
and
County Council of County Clare

Police sergeant - Right of next-of-kin to compensation - Dependency -Pecuniary loss - Principle of assessment of compensation - 6 7 Will. IV., c. 116, s. 106 -9 Geo. V., c. 14, s. 1.

Where a police officer had been murdered in the execution of his duty, the amount of compensation to be awarded to his next-of-kin, or any one of them, should be arrived at by ascertaining what pecuniary benefit they received from the deceased during his life, and what were the prospects of its continuance if he had lived. The basis of assessment of compensation is the same under the Criminal Injuries (Ireland) Act, 1919, as under s. 106 of the Grand Jury (Ireland) Act, 1836.

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