A legal action was brought in a Limerick court by a woman named Bridget Marks, who sought damages on behalf of herself and her children for the death of her husband. She claimed that his death was caused by the alleged negligence of the defendants, the Clyde Shipping Co. Ltd, in laying and maintaining a gangway from their ship to the quay in Glasgow, Scotland. The plaintiff’s husband was thrown between the vessel and the quay wall, suffering fatal injuries as a result of the alleged defective condition of the gangway.
The defendants, represented by Mr P. Kelly and instructed by Mr P. MacHantld, requested a change of the trial’s location from Limerick to Dublin. The plaintiff, represented by Charles A. Doyle and instructed by Mr J. A. Doyle, opposed the motion. The court ultimately decided to change the place of trial from the county of Limerick to the city of Limerick, rather than relocating
Northants Evening Telegraph – Friday 07 February 1902