Ryan v County Council of Tipperary (South Riding)

Judgment Date01 January 1921
Date01 January 1921
CourtCircuit Court
Cir. Cas.,
County Council of Tipperary (South Riding)

Presumption of destruction - Malicious Damage Act, 1861, s. 51.

A motor bicycle, the property of a policeman, was removed from his residence by armed men, and never seen again. Subsequently it was traced near, but not into, a lake:—Held, as there was strong evidence of malice, the Court was entitled to conclude that the bicycle had been destroyed by being thrown into the lake, and accordingly a decree for its value was given.

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2 cases
  • Crowley v County Council of Limerick
    • Ireland
    • Court of Appeal (Irish Free State)
    • 11 July 1923
    ... ... County Court Judge added: "But for the report of the decision in Ryan v. County Council of Tipperary(1), I should have thought that the onus ... ...
  • Lynch v Limerick County Council
    • Ireland
    • High Court (Irish Free State)
    • 21 January 1926
    ... ... The terms of the direct labour scheme are the same as those in Ryan v. Tipperary County Council (N.R.)(1)—hand-breaking of stones and road ... ...

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