In August 1900, a significant decision was made during a meeting of the Limerick Corporation. Presided over by Mayor John Daly, the assembly resolved that the Royal Arms, which were displayed over the entrance to the Town Hall, should be removed. This decision represents a clear departure from past allegiances and a move towards asserting a distinct identity for the Limerick community. The Town Hall, a center for municipal business, would no longer prominently feature the Royal Arms, reflecting a shift in the political and social attitudes at the time.
Western Times – Friday 31 August 1900