The estate of John Connolly who caused a fatal car accident while driving with an alcohol level three times over the limit are seeking compensation from Publicans Concepta and Seamus Kelly alleging that they acted negligently and breached their duty of care by serving excessive alcohol to Mr.Connolly.
The estate argues that the defendants knew or should have known that the man would drive on a public road. The couple are defended themselves in court with Ms.Kelly saying in court, ‘It is up to the individual themselves to know their own body. There are people who can drink and drive with three or four pints and people who cannot drive with one’. The case was adjourned for a month by Mr Justice Kevin Feeney.