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“Technical Education Committee of Limerick Advertises Teaching Positions in British Publication Amidst Questions of Irish Paper Boycott”

The recent advertisement placed by the Technical Education Committee of Limerick in the Building World, a publication believed to be published by Cassell and Co. in London, has raised eyebrows and prompted questions regarding the committee’s choice of advertising medium. The committee is seeking to fill teaching positions related to building trades and plumbing, offering a salary of £130 per year for the former and £100 for the latter. Interested applicants have been directed to contact James Quick, the Principal and Organizing Secretary of the Municipal Technical Institute in Limerick.

Critics have questioned why the Technical Education Committee opted to advertise these positions in a British publication while allegedly boycotting an Irish paper like the LEADER. This has led to speculation that the committee may prefer to attract potential candidates from Britain rather than considering local applicants.

The controversy surrounding the choice of advertising platform has raised concerns about the committee’s commitment to supporting Irish institutions and professionals. Some argue that promoting opportunities within the local community and utilizing Irish publications would better serve the interests of both the committee and the job-seeking individuals within Limerick.

The advertisement’s publication in a British paper has sparked a broader discussion about the representation and support of Irish businesses, industries, and professionals within the local community. It remains to be seen how the Technical Education Committee will respond to these concerns and whether they will consider alternative advertising strategies that align with their mission and the interests of the Limerick community.

Dublin Leader – Saturday 29 August 1903

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