A meeting of Salford Irishmen was held in the St. Patrick branch room of the United Irish League, with Alderman Joyce, M.P. for Limerick, as the principal speaker. Joyce discussed the progress made during the past session toward realizing Home Rule for Ireland and cited the decline in population as a result of British rule in Ireland. He stated that the goal of the United Irish League was to gain self-government for Ireland, similar to what is enjoyed in Canada and Australia. Joyce also addressed the issue of higher education and the reception of Nationalist delegates in America.
Manchester Courier – Thursday 28 November 1901