At a meeting this week of the Limerick County Council it was determined that they were concerned about a railway issue. The chairman,Mr Thomas B. Mitchell, and a solicitor revealed that they lodged a petition against a bill involving the Southern and Western Railway Company’s purchase of the North Railway. However, they stated that this action does not grant them the authority to spend money towards the conflict. They would need approval from the Lord Lieutenant for the necessary funds. After some discussion, the members unanimously agreed not to spend money on opposition unless they receive official authorization.
Northants Evening Telegraph – Monday 25 February 1901