A Galway landlord who was ordered to pay a tenant almost €13,000 after illegally evicting him has lost a High Court bid to overturn the award.
The Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) ruled in December 2005 that landlord Donal O’Connor had illegally evicted Kieran Connell from a house in Hynes Yard, Merchant’s Road, Galway.
Because of the ‘‘aggravating circumstances of the eviction’’, the board ordered O’Connor to pay Connell €7,000 compensation....
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