In Limerick, there have been some notable recent occurrences that have brought attention to various issues within the city. For instance, there have been concerns about the accuracy of the census records. People working in several houses that were not literate cited the reason that they were bad writers and police could provide better information. Consequently, the collector marked them as “unable to write” or “unable to read or write.” This has inadvertently given ammunition to English critics and led to an increase in the number of illiterate individuals in Ireland’s records.
The case of Miss Flynn, a small-pox patient, raised questions about how she could be compensated for expenses incurred during her removal to the hospital. Despite initial objections, a subscription list was started, and a meeting has been called to discuss this issue. Meanwhile, the Christian Brothers’ Schools in the city are collecting donations to support their educational efforts. The schools are highly regarded for providing sound, practical training in various subjects and promoting religious principles and genuine national identity.
The April drowning mystery involving an unknown individual remains unsolved, despite a heroic rescue attempt by Mr Mulqueen. In another event, Mr Alfred Bethel has written about his involvement in the construction of Mr Madden’s bicycle boat, detailing the mechanical alterations required for its creation. The Augustinian Church witnessed a solemn Triduum, where Rev. A Knowles, O.S.A., recounted the miraculous translation of the famous picture Our Lady of Counsel to Genazzano.
In the realm of music, Miss Josephine Dillon’s students successfully scored in the examinations under the Associated Board or Royal School of Music and College of Music in London, demonstrating musical prowess in the city. Furthermore, at the weekly meeting of the United Irish League, a resolution was proposed against voter suppression and aims to protect the democratic rights of the citizens.
The County Infirmary committee’s decision to charge sixpence from the patients for their medical use has led to objections among the city’s medical practitioners. The matter awaits further development as the committee’s decisions have faced criticism, especially in regards to their attitudes toward the Corporation.
In a recent presentation, Mr Thomas Y. K. Bourse received a special momento from Mr J. Barry as a token of appreciation before his departure to work on the staff of the Great Southern and Western Railway in Dublin. Lastly, there have been discussions regarding changes in the Gas Committee. A proposal to increase the secretary’s salary has been passed, while a different candidate for a position was appointed without any reason given. These decisions fuel existing debates concerning the allocation of resources and the responsibility of the Corporation to serve the needs of its less fortunate citizens.
Northants Evening Telegraph – Saturday 04 May 1901