A writer known as “M A M” claims to be the original author of a story that appeared in English papers about an allegedly eccentric behavior of Mr J O’Grady at the Limerick County Council meeting. In response, Mr Delmege has written a letter to the Irish Times, clarifying and refuting the details of this story. According to Delmege, he wore a “pink coat” – the object of amusement – but it was entirely concealed by a suitable overcoat. He also notes that he is not the chairman; Mr J. H. Mitchell holds that position. Delmege argues that the business of the meeting was efficiently conducted and suggests that the absence of the press contributed to the meeting’s efficiency.
Following Mr Delmege’s response to the alleged eccentric behavior story, it seems that misleading or satire-like news can cause confusion and lead to misunderstandings in the public sphere. As a result, it is crucial for journalists and media outlets to maintain their professional integrity by providing accurate and well-researched information. Delmege’s clarification highlights the importance of maintaining effective communication within communities and refuting false stories when they arise. In doing so, communities can continue to foster a sense of trust and appreciation for truthful reporting. It’s a reminder that the press plays an essential role in providing accurate information to the public, ensuring transparency and accountability.
Northants Evening Telegraph – Friday 03 May 1901