Family 'won't stop' until State investigates Rachel's death
Published 13/05/2011 | 05:00
THE FAMILY of a mother-of-two who froze to death in her council flat is to put pressure on the State to hold a public inquiry into her death, write Ailish O'Hora and Eimear Flynn.
Rachel Peavoy (30) was found dead in her Ballymun, Dublin flat in January 2010.
A council engineer admitted less than a month before her death that temperatures in the flat were "found to be below the desired levels".
However, Dublin City Coroner Dr Brian Farrell returned a verdict of death by misadventure at her inquest and found that the heating supply to the apartment complex had not been cut off.
Approximately 100 protesters -- including Ms Peavoy's son Warren (12) - gathered outside Ballymun civic offices yesterday.
"The conclusion is not acceptable and we won't stop until we get a public enquiry," her sister Leontia Peavoy told the Irish Independent.