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Sunday 23 July 2017

Family 'won't stop' until State investigates Rachel's death

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.

Irish Independent

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