Plumber charged over Limerick woman’s death

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Miriam Reidy died from carbon monoxide poisoning while staying at the Trident Hotel in Kinsale
A PLUMBER is to face a trial before the circuit court after he was charged with the manslaughter of a County Limerick woman who died in a Cork hotel more than two years ago.

A PLUMBER is to face a trial before the circuit court after he was charged with the manslaughter of a County Limerick woman who died in a Cork hotel more than two years ago.

Richard Davis, aged 44, of Killanully, Ballygarvan, Co Cork was brought before Macroom District Court after he was charged with unlawfully killing Miriam Reidy, 35, from Ballyhahill who died from carbon monoxide poisoning at the Trident Hotel in Kinsale on January 4, 2011.

Davis, who was granted free legal aid, is also charged with two offences under the provisions of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 relating to her death.

It is alleged the self-employed plumber was “negligent in the commissioning” of a gas boiler at the Tridant Hotel where Ms Reidy was attending a hen party.

Judge James McNulty granted the defendant bail and he adjourned the case until September 19, next to facilitate the preparation of a book of evidence.