Limerick citizens seeking better streets were left disappointed when a wealthy Irish-American contractor withdrew his offer to pave and maintain the streets at the same annual cost as currently spent. This decision followed a meeting where fourteen members of the House Committee voted against the proposals. The contractor, Mr Nevins, withdrew his offer, stating that if the majority of the members prefer the existing state of the streets, he does not see why he should make any further efforts to improve them. Although the members may have valid reasons for their decision, the citizens of Limerick still expect the Corporation to undertake the work and improve the current state of the streets.
Northants Evening Telegraph – Monday 17 February 1902