The Times, 1st Feb 1911: Car Accident

A sad end to a case which had been before Mr. Justice Kenny and a jury in Dublin was announced today at the sitting of the court. The plaintiff, Mr. Andrew Phillips, a New York business man, who was in Ireland last autumn on a holiday, brought an action for damages against Mr. Reginald Leyland, of the Rifle Brigade, who is now stationed in Dublin. In September the Plaintiff and Defendant were driving in motor cars near Navan, County Meath. In turning a sharp corner the cars, which were going in opposite directions, came into collision with the result that Mr. Phillips was thrown on the road and received serious injuries.

When Mr. Justice Kenny took his seat on the bench he announced that the plaintiff had died suddenly during the night and therefore that the case was at an end. He expressed sympathy with the plaintiff's son.

The Times 1-8-1913.


..A fire at a private house at Navan represented a loss of £35,000...

The Times, 4th July 1913: Illegal betting

At the Navan Petty Sessions yesterday the owner of a Public House, Mrs. Doran was charged with having allowed it to be used for betting and her son with having acted as an asistant.

The magistrate imposed a fine of £10 in the case of Mrs. Doran who ordered her licence to be endorsed. The son was fined £50.



The Times 31-5-1926.

The Civic Guards at Navan, County Meath were puzzled on Thursday night by the arrival of a number of motorists, all strange to the district who sought to be directed to the village of Swords, in Co. Dublin. Suspicion was aroused, and four of the guards, disguising themselves in civilian clothes, discovered that a cock-fight on a large scale had been arranged for Friday morning at a lonely spot on the border of the two counties. When the guards arrived at the place at 8-30 am they found an assembly of about 500 people. One round of the fight had been finished, and the meeting was waiting for the next brace of birds when the guards announced themselves and the crowd scatterted.

It is alleged that the spectators  included three members of the Free State Parliament. Cock fighting is a favourite, though strictly illegal pastime in the North of Ireland, but no fight on a similar scale to that of last Friday has been attempted near Dublin, in recent years.