Mr Timothy Flanagan, J.P., Chairman of the Corofin District Council, who contracted typhoid fever while serving a Crimes Act sentence in Limerick Male Prison, has reportedly shown considerable improvement over the past few days. Mr Flanagan’s case was subject to a sworn inquiry in the city. Initially, he was moved from the prison to the County Infirmary for medical treatment. However, while at the infirmary, he developed symptoms of insanity and was subsequently transferred to the Limerick District Lunatic Asylum, where he is currently receiving treatment.
Mr Flanagan’s exceptional case garnered significant interest and sympathy from the public, his relatives, and friends. It is with great relief that news of his improved condition is welcomed, and there is now hope for his speedy convalescence.
Limerick Echo – Tuesday 30 December 1902