Limerick: Elections, Town Developments, and Community Progress

Limerick is buzzing with news, from upcoming elections to potential developments in the town’s infrastructure. In this news roundup, we’ll provide you with all the essential updates, covering elections, water supply, healthcare facilities, charitable works, and even festive events. The Elections: As people eagerly anticipate the upcoming elections, rumors are rife concerning candidates across the political sphere. The Limerick County Council will soon face a showdown with the trio of Tories, who are vying for seats to shape the area’s future. Tensions are running high, but the residents will have to wait until the election results are announced to reveal… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick Judge Suggests Restoration of Royal Arms After Practical Joke Incident

Judge Adams, during the Limerick Quarter Sessions on Tuesday, commented on an incident in which the Royal Arms were removed from the municipal buildings. He stated that the Attorney-General for Ireland displayed wise discretion in not prosecuting, considering the event seemed to be the result of a practical joke. Judge Adams recommended the Corporation restore the beautiful and historic object, which he noted was a creation from the finest days of Early English carving. Leamington Spa Courier – Friday 30 May 1902

Bishop of Limerick Calls for Special Coronation Service Showcasing Loyalty to British Throne

In 1902, the Bishop of Limerick, Dr. Bunbury, urged each incumbent of the united dioceses of Limerick, Ardfert, and Aghadoe to consider holding a special service on June 26th, the day chosen for the Coronation. Dr. Bunbury believed that the people would appreciate an opportunity to showcase their loyalty to the British Throne through such a service. In the event that the incumbents could not gather on Wednesday, they had the option to hold the service on Sunday, June 29th, making any necessary adjustments to the services based on the circumstances. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette – Friday 30 May 1902

Pioneering Project: Limerick To Harness Shannon River for Sustainable Electrical Power Supply

Limerick, May 1902 – A groundbreaking project has been launched near Limerick, where a company has successfully acquired rights to tap into the mighty Shannon River for generating and supplying electrical power to a region spanning 30 miles, which includes the Corporation of Limerick. This pioneering initiative marks a significant stride towards harnessing natural water resources for creating sustainable, green energy. The successful economic implementation of this project holds the potential to revitalize the region’s existing businesses through the provision of cost-effective clean energy. Additionally, the innovative solution is expected to act as a powerful incentive for the establishment of… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick Lawsuit: Widow Seeks £5,000 in Damages, Judge Upholds Dublin Venue for Impartial Trial

In a recent lawsuit in Limerick, a widow, Mrs. Barry, has sought £5,000 in damages following the death of her husband, Dr. Barry, who was involved in a tragic accident. The accident occurred on November last year when the defendants’ dray, driven by a person identified as O’Leary, collided with the car in which Dr. Barry was traveling. As a result, Dr. Barry sustained serious injuries to his left leg and eventually succumbed to the injuries in February. The lawsuit, brought under Lord Campbell’s Act, accused the defendants and their servant of negligence in causing the accident. The legal teams… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Uninvited Badger Found Sleeping in County Limerick Farmhouse

A daring incident occurred in a farmhouse in County Limerick, where a farmer discovered a badger sleeping under a bed, having entered unnoticed. The following morning, the family found the badger still asleep on the hearth, too afraid to approach it themselves. Eventually, neighbors managed to help remove the unexpected visitor from their property. Northants Evening Telegraph – Tuesday 27 May 1902

Limerick Accident Lawsuit Demands Further Disclosure of Documents and Payment of Plaintiff’s Costs

A complex legal dispute has arisen in Limerick following the tragic accident that led to the death of Dr. Bessy. The accident involved a collision between Dr. Bessy’s vehicle and a drey carrying timber belonging to the defendants. The incident, which occurred on Catherine Street in Limerick late last November, has prompted Dr. Bessy’s widow to file a lawsuit against the defendants, claiming negligence and seeking £5,000 in damages under Lord Campbell’s Act. At the heart of this case lies a contention over further discovery of documents, with the widow’s legal team arguing that key documents relevant to the case… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick Town Council Embroiled in Amusing Dispute over Stolen Royal Arms

Dramatists in search of a subject for a comic opera might consider drawing inspiration from the town of Limerick, a location already famous for its lace and its association with Edward Lear’s distinctive nonsense verse. Limerick has also gained fame in recent times for electing an ex-convict as its mayor and for its entertaining, yet somewhat baffling, dispute over the Royal Arms. Once upon a time, the Royal Arms adorned the Town Hall of Limerick. A gentleman with strong Nationalist beliefs decided that it would be more consistent with his principles if the Royal Arms were removed. Consequently, the symbol… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Tragic Fatal Accident in Limerick Involving Man and Frightened Horse

In Limerick, a tragic accident took place involving a man named Michael O’Dowd, aged 66. While driving near the railway station, his horse took fright, causing O’Dowd to be thrown from the float. As a result, the float ran over him, breaking both his legs. O’Dowd was taken to the hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The police reported the incident to the Coroner, who decided that an inquest was not necessary. Northants Evening Telegraph – Monday 26 May 1902

No Prosecution for Alleged Theft of Royal Arms from Limerick Town Hall

The Attorney-General for Ireland has decided not to prosecute Joseph Ryan, a Limerick Corporation member, John Fitzgerald, and Joseph Egan, who were awaiting trial for the alleged theft of the Royal Arms from Limerick Town Hall. The Royal Arms, dating back to the reign of Charles I, were removed by Mayor Dafy and placed in a lumber room before their disappearance. Dundee Evening Telegraph – Monday 26 May 1902

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