Limerick County Council Rejects Sympathy Motion for Royal Family: A Reflection of Irish-English Tensions

The Limerick County Council recently rejected a motion for a vote of sympathy with the Royal Family over the passing of Queen Victoria. Mr. Mackey, a council member, argued that the people of Ireland could not genuinely share in England’s grief due to the complex historical relationship between the two countries. This rejection highlights the deep-seated sentiments and lingering tensions that existed between Ireland and England at the time.

Western Times – Monday 11 February 1901

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