The annual meeting of the Limerick Chamber of Commerce discussed various issues affecting the region, including concerns relating to canals, subsidies for steamers, and road repairs. The Chamber received letters from various organizations addressing their concerns, including the Home Office regarding the illness of His Majesty, the Great Southern and Western Railway Company regarding the rates for Waterford and excursion tickets for Cork, and the Office of Public Works on the proposal to connect Limerick Harbour with the canal system.
The Chamber resolved to protest against the continuation of a subsidy to a steamer plying between Cork and the southwestern seaboard, detrimental to Limerick interests, unless a similar subsidy was given to a Limerick steamer. Additionally, they reviewed applications for new works or contracts involving road maintenance and improvements in Limerick.
The Council also announced its readiness to receive applications from newspaper proprietors for advertising and public notices required in connection with the business of the Council from September 30, 1902, to September 30, 1903.
Limerick Echo – Tuesday 07 October 1902