Mr Justice Ross delivered judgment today in the case of the Mayor and burgesses of Limerick v. Nash. The matter came before the court on an appeal by the plaintiffs from a decision of the 'County Court Judge of Limerick, holding that the plaintiffs could not recover from the defendant the cost of connecting the house, of the defendant with the water mains for a supply of water. The main point in dispute was whether, as contended on behalf of the defendant, that the local authority had no power to serve notice calling on the defendant to make the connection until the issue of an order of the Local Government Board declaring that the house was without a proper supply of water and that a proper supply could be furnished at a reasonable rate. Mr. Justice Ross affirmed the decision of the County Court Judge, with costs.

Irish Examiner, November 1901

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