Sunday 4 December 2016

Michelle Morrison drops legal action over her sea view

Tim Healy

Published 14/10/2015 | 02:30

Michelle Morrison
Michelle Morrison

Michelle Morrison has dropped a High Court action in which she claimed neighbours had breached an agreement not to obstruct sea views.

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After the case was withdrawn, neighbour Conor Kavanagh said he was "happy it was all over and done with".

The case was due to enter its fifth day when her counsel, Mark Sanfey, said she had "considered the matter over the weekend and decided she does not wish to proceed with her claim".

Mr Justice David Keane said on the basis that he was told the matter was being withdrawn, he was dismissing the case.

It follows a statement from singer Van Morrison, who is separated from Ms Morrison, dissociating himself from the legal action and saying he had never lived in Kilross House, Sorrento Road, Dalkey.

He said the court action "was brought by Michelle Rocca and I have no part in it."

"As we have been legally separated since September 2013, I would appreciate if I was not included in any further references to this ongoing action," he stated.

Ms Morrison told the court last Friday that Van initially thought about using Kilross as a recording studio but later "we decided it would be a family home".

She said privacy was an important consideration for Van, who liked to be able to get out of his car and go to his front door without being overlooked. Views of Dalkey Island from Kilross were also important for her, she added.

It was Ms Morrison's second action over work by neighbours Conor and Eileen Kavanagh on their 'Mount Alverno' home. The previous one, brought against the local council in relation to compliance with planning permission, was settled.

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