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Limerick Man Seeks Mandamus for Damages Awarded

In a recent hearing before the King’s Bench Division, Mr J. A. Rearden, representing Jeremiah McCarthy of Drumcollogher, Co. Limerick, sought a conditional order for a writ of mandamus. The application was made to direct the Cork County Council to raise and levy £76 13s. ad., the sum awarded to McCarthy by the County Court Judge of Limerick as damages for malicious injuries. This action stemmed from an incident where malicious damages were inflicted upon McCarthy’s property.

The County Court Judge had instructed that the entire awarded sum be levied off County Cork. However, the Cork County Council contested the decree’s validity on multiple grounds. One key contention was that the County Court Judge had not specified the districts within County Cork responsible for the payment.

The application, heard before Mr Justice Gibson, Mr Justice Kenny, and Mr Justice Gordon, prompted careful consideration of legal precedent and procedural accuracy. After thorough deliberation, the Court granted McCarthy’s application for the conditional order.

The granting of the conditional order indicates the Court’s recognition of McCarthy’s entitlement to the damages awarded by the County Court Judge. This ruling also reflects the judiciary’s commitment to upholding fair and just legal processes, ensuring that rightful compensations are duly received.

The case underscores the intricate interplay between legal jurisdictions, particularly concerning the enforcement of court judgments across different administrative boundaries. Such matters require precise delineation and adherence to established legal procedures to safeguard the interests of all parties involved.

McCarthy’s pursuit of recourse through legal channels underscores the importance of access to justice in resolving disputes arising from acts of malicious intent. The outcome of this case will set a precedent for future similar disputes, guiding the handling of claims for damages resulting from malicious acts within the legal framework.

The decision rendered by the King’s Bench Division in favour of the conditional order highlights the judiciary’s role in ensuring the enforcement of lawful judgments and the protection of individuals’ rights in matters of civil litigation. As legal proceedings continue, stakeholders await further developments in this consequential case.

Evening Herald (Dublin) – Wednesday 17 January 1917

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