Van Morrison declares he ‘never lived in Dalkey house’ as legal action halted

Michelle Morrison’s High Court case over sea views and privacy from her Dalkey home is no longer proceeding, a judge was told yesterday.

The case was due to enter its fifth day when her counsel Mark Sanfey said his client 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Mr Justice David Keane said on the basis he was told the matter was being withdrawn, he was dismissing the case. Costs will decided at a later date.

Over the weekend also, singer Van Morrison, who was married to Ms Morrison, issued a statement dissociating himself from the legal action and said 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.”

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 said.


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