Andy Hehir, the man who escaped Limerick Gaol years ago, has been arrested on charges of assaulting the local district council chairman. After breaking out of prison, Hehir managed to avoid capture for three months, leaving the police of Limerick and Clare counties to join the hunt for him. His escapades were just as thrilling as those of the infamous criminals who recently led English police on a wild chase in Kent.
Hehir’s brazen acts added to his notoriety, as he once slept in a district inspector’s barn and even visited a constabulary barracks where he made himself so welcome, he was invited to stay for breakfast with the housekeepers. His eventual arrest has put an end to his daring and elusive behavior.
Bingley Chronicle – Saturday 09 November 1901