On July 11th, Mr Justice Andrews announced that there has been a noticeable improvement in Limerick County’s criminal status compared to last year. He reported that twenty specially reported cases have been recorded, showing a decrease of two compared with the corresponding period in the previous year. Four cases are under investigation and have not yet been labeled as crimes. There are currently ten derelict evicted farms lying waste, with good quality land—although this reflects a decrease from eleven reported last year. A few people are obtaining police protection, with twenty-eight receiving this service last year. Mr Justice Andrews stated that there is a “not a very large improvement,” but it is evident that progress is being made.
In Limerick City, peace and satisfaction reign, according to Peter Baron O’Brien, Lord Chief Justice. On July 11th, O’Brien informed the public that the city is in a “very peaceable and satisfactory condition,” adding that the Grand Jury has nothing to do as there are currently no cases requiring their attention.
Northants Evening Telegraph – Thursday 04 September 1902