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Limerick Councils Call for Repeal of Summer Time Act

In a unanimous decision during their meeting on Saturday, the Limerick No. 2 District Council resolved to advocate for the return to Irish time of 1915, citing numerous inconveniences resulting from the implementation of the Summer Time Act. Additionally, the Limerick County Council also passed a resolution opposing the continuation of the Summer Time Act in Ireland.

The resolutions passed by both councils reflect growing discontent with the Summer Time Act, which has been in effect since its introduction. The act, aimed at maximizing daylight hours during the summer months by advancing the clocks, has faced criticism for its perceived negative impacts on various aspects of daily life.

The decision of the Limerick No. 2 District Council underscores the sentiment that reverting to the pre-act time system would alleviate the inconveniences experienced by residents and businesses alike. While the specifics of the inconveniences were not detailed in the resolution, it is evident that the council believes the benefits of returning to Irish time of 1915 outweigh any perceived advantages of the Summer Time Act.

Similarly, the resolution passed by the Limerick County Council signals a unified stance against the continuation of the Summer Time Act within the county. This decision aligns with the sentiments expressed by the district council and highlights broader concerns regarding the practicality and efficacy of the act in the Irish context.

The resolutions passed by the Limerick councils are likely to spark further discussions and debates regarding the future of timekeeping regulations in Ireland. Proponents of the Summer Time Act may argue in favour of its benefits, such as energy savings and extended daylight hours for recreational activities. However, opponents, including the Limerick councils, contend that these benefits are outweighed by the disruptions and inconveniences experienced by communities across the country.

As the debate unfolds, it remains to be seen whether the calls for the repeal or modification of the Summer Time Act gain traction at the national level. The resolutions passed by the Limerick councils add to the growing chorus of voices advocating for a reassessment of timekeeping practices in Ireland, emphasizing the need to prioritize the interests and preferences of local communities.

Dublin Daily Express – Monday 11 December 1916

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