At a United Irish League meeting in Limerick, attendees gathered to protest against coercion and express their strong stance on Ireland’s nationalism. Alderman Joyce, MP, chaired the meeting, which saw various speakers, including Mr Henry O’Shea, Mr P. Bourke, Alderman O’Mara, Mr John Kelly, and Mr John Sheahan. The attendees adopted several resolutions that evening, emphasizing their commitment to Irish independence.
Firstly, the meeting condemned the current system of tyranny enforced upon a peaceful and crimeless country, denouncing the sentences imposed on citizens who engage in legal forms of combination. The attendees specifically mentioned the case of Mr Buckley from the Limerick Leader.
Secondly, they emphasized the importance of supporting the United Irish League, which advocates for the preservation of Ireland’s national identity and legislative independence.
Thirdly, they urged the working class to join the United Irish League, believing it can help enforce better and healthier housing systems for workers and their families.
Lastly, the meeting advocated for the preservation and support of Ireland’s national language, literature, and home industries, appealing to every Irish man and woman to give their utmost effort to encourage these endeavors.
These resolutions served to reinforce the United Irish League’s commitment to advancing the interests and welfare of the Irish people and asserting their national identity and independence.
Limerick Echo – Tuesday 18 November 1902