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DIVORCE CASE HEARD IN LIMERICK COURT

Today, in the Probate Court before Justice Madden, with Mr V. McEneary presiding, a divorce case involving Mr Cornelius McEneary and Mrs. Margaret McEneary was heard. Mr Holmes, representing Mrs. Margaret McEneary, the petitioner, sought an order for alimony, pendente lite, in the ongoing divorce proceedings against her husband, Mr Cornelius McEneary, citing alleged misconduct.

Counsel presented an affidavit from the petitioner, outlining her marriage to Mr McEneary on the 24th of February of the present year. Mrs. McEneary stated that her husband owned a farm comprising 78 acres in the vicinity of Limerick, along with a substantial number of dairy cattle and other chattel property. She estimated that the sale of the farm could yield between £1,500 and £1,600, with an expected annual income of approximately £200. Additionally, she revealed bringing a £309 fortune into the marriage.

Mrs. McEneary alleged cruelty on the part of her husband, leading to her departure from their shared residence, where she now resides with her sister. She requested alimony at the rate of 33 shillings per week. In response, Mr McEneary, in his affidavit, disputed the claims of cruelty and asserted that his wife’s departure was capricious. He also mentioned the financial strain of running the farming business, claiming it operated at a loss.

Following the presentations, Justice Madden granted an interim alimony order of 15 shillings per week pending the trial of the divorce suit. The decision sets the stage for further proceedings as the court delves into the intricacies of the marital dispute.

Evening Herald (Dublin) – Monday 14 December 1914

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