During a recent meeting of the Limerick County Council Technical Education Committee, a sub-committee presented a report recommending the appointment of Miss Robinson from Birkenhead as an instructress in cookery and laundry work. However, several committee members objected to the hiring of an Englishwoman for the position. As a result, the committee decided by a vote of 13 to 8 to reopen the search for applicants and advertise the position again.
The decision to restart the hiring process came despite the assertion that an Irish instructress for the role was unattainable. Limerick County Council’s position on this matter has sparked debate and raises important questions regarding employment preferences and nationalistic biases. In moving forward, the council is now tasked with finding a suitable candidate for the instructress position in a manner that respects both the requirements of the role and the sensibilities of their constituency.
Yorkshire Evening Post – Thursday 25 September 1902