DUBLIN: A filmmaker has won $69,000 in damages after his Irish island home was transformed into a parking lot while he was overseas. Neville Presho sued Patrick Doohan, owner of a Tory Island hotel off Ireland’s northwest coast, after he returned from New Zealand to find no trace of his house.

In its place stood a septic tank and parking lot for Doohan’s newly built business. High Court Justice Roderick Murphy said he couldn’t determine who set fire to Presho’s property in 1993 or knocked down its stone walls.