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“Limerick County Council Welcomes New Members and Calls for Land Reforms”

LIMERICK, IRELAND – The Limerick County Council has recently expanded its ranks by co-opting Mr J. Condon and Mr J. Hogan as new members following a poll, bolstering its commitment to addressing key issues in the region. This development comes as the Council unanimously elected Mr Robert Coleman as its Chairman, with Mr Thomas Hurley serving as Vice-Chairman.

In a heartfelt thank-you speech, Chairman Coleman expressed his hopes for the Council’s future endeavours, particularly in the realm of direct labour. He highlighted the importance of tackling this issue, which has significant implications for the local workforce and economy.

However, Coleman’s speech extended beyond immediate concerns. He urged elected members from Nationalist constituencies to take an active role in encouraging the Parliament to redress Ireland’s long-standing grievances, with the land question at the forefront of their agenda.

Coleman made a compelling case by referencing the Chief Secretary’s recent condemnation of the land system in Belfast. He pointed out that the substantial efforts and resources expended in waging conflict against peaceable people could have been more wisely allocated to addressing the land question. His remarks carried a strong call for the government to prioritize vital matters such as settling the land question.

Additionally, Coleman emphasized the importance of granting subsidies to evicted tenants and burghers who had suffered the dire consequences of the ongoing conflict. His vision for a more equitable and just society resonated with the council members and the broader community.

As Limerick County Council ushers in new members and leadership, it appears poised to play a significant role in shaping the future of the region. The pressing issues of direct labour and land reform are at the forefront of their agenda, setting the stage for potential changes that could impact Limerick and beyond.

Northants Evening Telegraph – Tuesday 17 June 1902