In a lawsuit between Sheahy and the Great and Western Railway Company, a motion was made by the defendants to change the venue of the case from Limerick to Dublin. Sheahy, who resides in Oola, County Limerick, is looking to recover £500 for damages caused due to the company’s negligence.
Counsel for the defense argued that the case should not be tried in Limerick as the company is unpopular in the region, and recent juries have awarded excessive damages with little regard for evidence. However, the court decided that the action was best suited for a local venue and thus denied the motion to change the case location. Sheahy’s legal representation now prepares for the trial in Limerick.
Northants Evening Telegraph – Thursday 05 June 1902