A tense altercation recently erupted at the Limerick Board of Guardians when a man, who had been periodically residing at the Workhouse and was denied admission, attacked the Master attempting to eject him from the Boardroom. The incident unfolded before the eyes of the Limerick Board of Guardians, escalating into an intense and distressing scene. The Workhouse’s hall porter joined the fray to aid the Master, but even his assistance was insufficient to quell the ongoing struggle.
It wasn’t until several of the Guardians intervened that the disruptive individual was finally removed from the Boardroom. The Board seized this opportunity to discuss the incident and take action to prevent any possible recurrence. As a result, two important decisions were made: first, an order was issued to prosecute the assailant for his aggressive behavior. Second, the Limerick Board of Guardians established a new rule that bans such unruly individuals from entering the Boardroom in the future.
This rapid response reflects the Board’s commitment to maintaining a safe and orderly environment for all who interact with their services. By taking these measures, the Limerick Board of Guardians aims to protect both its employees and the individuals seeking assistance from the Workhouse. It further ensures that those who conduct business within the Boardroom can do so free of distractions and potential disturbances.
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph – Thursday 23 October 1902