On Wednesday, a County Court Judge was presented with white gloves at the Drogheda Quarter Sessions, and in a similar event yesterday, Judge Adams was given the same honourat the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions in Limerick. White gloves symbolize a peaceful and crime-free period. Judge Adams, who has received numerous white gloves throughout his time, expressed his gratitude and satisfaction at Limerick’s orderly and peaceful condition. During his nine years as a County Court Judge in Limerick, he has witnessed the city’s consistent stability.
However, despite such acknowledgements, Limerick remains proclaimed, and there is recognition that the ordinary law may not be adequate to deal with the city’s criminality. This situation raises questions about the efficacy of current legal approaches and the need for possible reforms. Nevertheless, white gloves continue to be presented as a symbol of peace and orderliness, indicative of the complex nature of Limerick’s legal landscape.
Northants. Evening Telegraph – Friday 03 October 1902