Medieval laws cited in fishing dispute in Dublin





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....

The association claims, through charters going back to the times of King Henry II, who died in 1189, that the citizens of Dublin and the city council through its predecessors had inherited title to the water and bed of the river Liffey....



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