Saturday, March 26, 2011

Medieval laws cited in fishing dispute

A judge is to look at laws and charters predating the Magna Carta in a bid to settle a dispute over Dublin City Council’s legal right to lease out the fishing interests of the river Liffey.

Dublin and District Salmon Anglers’ Association claims entrepreneur David Wright, of West Pier, Howth, Co Dublin, is trespassing and disturbing the peace and calm of the river.

When barrister Edward Farrelly, counsel for Mr Wright, stated he would be challenging the entitlement of the local authority to have leased the river to the anglers’ association, Judge Joseph Mathews was asked to rule on the preliminary issue prior to a full trial of the case.

Click here to read this article from the Irish Times