Mr M’Honneil, the solicitor, applied for an order of certiorari to review an order in which the magistrates of Limerick dismissed the case concerning assault, in which Mr Lawrence Vester of Limerick was involved. Mr M’Honneil stated that the case took place during the Patrickswell Petty Sessions on July 29th, 1902.
The magistrates had convicted the defendant on charges of being drunk, disregarding any evidence presented by the defendant. An appeal is currently pending against this decision. Meanwhile, the applicant attempted to abandon the complaint at Petty Sessions and proceed to the Quarter Sessions instead, yet the case was dismissed on merit by the justices despite not being fully heard. Consequently, his Lordship granted a conditional order in the case.
Northants Evening Telegraph – Wednesday 10 September 1902