VA98.5.031 – Bank of Ireland

CourtValuation Tribunal
AppellantBank of Ireland
Appeal NumberVA98.5.031
RespondentCommissioner of Valuation
The appeal proceeded by way of an oral hearing which took place in the Tribunal's offices in
Dublin on the 16th day of February 2000. Mr. Owen Hickey B.L represented the appellant.
Mr Tom Davenport ASCS, ARICS of Lisney, Chartered Surveyors, gave evidence on behalf
of the appellant. Mr. James Devlin BL instructed by the Chief State Solicitor represented the
respondent. Mr Denis Maher ARICS, a District Valuer in the Valuation Office, gave
evidence on behalf of the Commissioner of Valuation. In accordance with the Rules of the
Tribunal, the valuers had prior to the commencement of the hearing exchanged their précis of
evidence and submitted the same to this Tribunal. Both parties having taken the oath, adopted
their précis as being their evidence in chief. Submissions were also made. From the
evidence so tendered the following emerged as being the facts relevant and material to the
The Property
The property comprises a two storey over basement detached building with attic rooms, two
storey return and single storey rear extension. The subject includes a rear yard which is used
for customer/ staff carparking. The building is situated on Main Street, Portarlington. The
building is traditional in structure and appearance having been formerly used as a bank and
manager's residence. The building is now entirely in banking use containing banking hall,
strong room and ancillary offices on the ground floor, with further offices and staff areas at
1st floor level and storage space in the attic. Construction is of masonry and concrete walls
pebble dashed to front and rear elevations, concrete and suspended timber floors, timber
framed sliding sash windows and pitched slated roof. The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor -
Banking Hall, Offices 121.5
- Strongroom 10.5
- Stores 4.3
First Floor - Offices 97.0
Attic Floor 36.5
Basement - Store / ATM 84.0

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