Reilly settles right-of-way dispute with neighbour
Minister for Health James Reilly has settled a legal dispute in which neighbours at his seaside home in Rush, Co Dublin had claimed a right-of-way to the beach over his lands.
Barrister Joe Barnes told the Circuit Civil Court yesterday that the claim against the Minister and his wife, Dorothy, by six members of a family who own a holiday home beside them, could be struck out.
Mr Barnes, who appeared for the Reillys’ neighbours, told Judge Matthew Deery that the matter had been settled and asked the court to receive and file a memorandum of agreed terms without further order.
The Reillys, who live at Seafoam, Southshore, Rush, were sued by book-keeper Joan Deveney, Clonlea, Ballinteer Road, Ballinteer, Dublin 18 and other named relatives.
They all have shares in a holiday home, Knockarlow, Southshore Road, Rush, beside the Reillys.
They claimed the Reillys had gate pillars and fencing removed from the Knockarlow property and erected a fence of their own which blocked the plaintiffs’ pedestrian access to the beach.
The parties did not appear in court yesterday and the terms of the agreement were not publicly disclosed.