In a recent case in Limerick, where Dr Long was the plaintiff and a Roman Catholic priest the defendant, the proceedings revealed astounding results. Despite seemingly strong evidence against the priest, the bench dismissed the charge against him. Additionally, the interference of another priest in court regarding other assault charges against Dr Long led to questions about the fair treatment of individuals who engage in religious work in the South-West of Ireland.
The Limerick incident should not be overlooked, as the way the magistrates handled the cases requires a thorough investigation. This event highlights the need for a strict examination of the legal proceedings in such matters and the importance of ensuring the protection of all individuals involved in religious activities, regardless of their beliefs.
Belfast News-Letter – Saturday 08 June 1901