The Limerick Corporation’s electric lighting system is set to progress as the cables for the project will soon be laid down. The first sod was turned in early January, but the work had not proceeded since then. Professor Enright of London, who is overseeing the project, informed the Corporation that there were no difficulties, and the undertaking could commence immediately.
An interesting development has arisen, with Mr Frazer, the engineer for Limerick Tramways Company, suggesting that the Corporation supply electricity to power the tramways at a rate of 2d per unit. Professor Enright believes that this arrangement could yield a significant profit for the Corporation.
Alderman O’Brien and Mr Long expressed that they thought it was too early to consider the proposal. In other developments, Mr Baker, a gas engineer at the Gasworks, has been appointed as the assistant engineer for the project, and a cheque for 6s. 8d. has been recommended to be drawn in favor of Professor Enright, in line with their agreement.
Northants Evening Telegraph – Friday 18 April 1902