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"Great Sourface Railway Appoints Mr Kearney from Limerick Amidst Religious Controversy Among Company's Higher Staff" | Limerick Gazette Archives

“Great Sourface Railway Appoints Mr Kearney from Limerick Amidst Religious Controversy Among Company’s Higher Staff”

In the latest developments within the Great Sourface Railway, we have observed the recent appointment of Mr Kearney as the new goods manager at the North Wall, filling the position left vacant by the late Mr Sperin. Mr Kearney, known to be a Catholic, and his predecessor share similar religious affiliations, which leads to no significant change in the number of Papists among the higher staff of the company.

However, one cannot help but wonder if the promotion of one of “the Saved” might have been considered for the position if it hadn’t been for the persistent scrutiny of both our publication and the Catholic Shareholders’ Committee. It seems our collective perseverance in raising awareness of the issue has initiated a change in attitude within the company.

This change is further evidenced by the recent appointment of a Catholic for the stationmaster position of Galway, which was previously held by an imported Protestant. This decision came in the wake of the LEADER’s exposure of the Family’s religious biases.

As we continue to monitor the developments within the Great Sourface Railway, we take pride in the fact that our coverage and persistence have contributed to the company’s shift in recognizing promotable Catholics. It is our hope that these changes will signify a more inclusive and equitable approach to promotions within the company, regardless of one’s religious beliefs.

Dublin Leader – Saturday 29 November 1902