Influential Taff Vale Decision Leads to Legal Action Against Limerick Carpenters and Joiners Union

Seven members of the Limerick Branch of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners were charged with conspiracy against Mr. Michael Gough, a master builder, who had refused their demand for higher wages. They were remanded on bail in Co. Clare. Mr. Gough’s solicitors have notified the union’s representative that legal proceedings for damages will commence in the High Court. This follows the House of Lords’ recent decision in the Taff Vale case. Sheffield Daily Telegraph¬†–¬†Wednesday 11 September 1901

Insubordination Inquiry against Limerick District-Inspector W.J.J. Byrne Shakes County Cork Police Force

A constabulary court inquiry was held yesterday at the Union Quay Police Barracks in Cork, to investigate charges of insubordination against District-Inspector W.J.J. Byrne, Mitchelstown, who had recently served in Skibbereen, County Cork. The Inspector-General had preferred the charges against Mr. Byrne, and due to his position, the proceedings attracted considerable interest. The Court consisted of County-Inspector Thomas Hayes of Limerick as president, County-Inspector H.L. Cornwall Rogers of Ballinasloe, and District-Inspector J.P. Byrne, the depot adjutant. County-Inspector Gamble of Cork and District-Inspector Jones of Killarney acted as prosecutors. Mr. James Chambers, Barrister-at-Law, instructed by Mr. Cannon, a solicitor from Dublin,… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Dr. Long’s Prosecution for Public Obstruction Adjourned Amid Limerick Corporation Controversy

The Limerick Corporation’s prosecution against Dr. Long, which was set to be heard before the Limerick magistrates, has been adjourned by mutual consent. This decision follows a private meeting held by the Corporation where a communication addressed to Mr. Dundon, the law agent, was discussed. The contents of the communication, believed to be from Rev. Mr. O’Donnell, the Roman Catholic Administrator of St. Michael’s parish, expressed concerns that the legal proceedings would only serve as an advertisement for Dr. Long and consequently do more harm than good. It was suggested that the case be withdrawn, but the committee ultimately decided… Read Limerick Gazette Article

6th Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers to Return Home from Malta, War Office Plans Future Training

Orders have been issued for the 6th Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers (Royal Limerick County) Militia to return home from Malta by the end of the month and to be demobilized at its headquarters in Limerick. The corps, having been on duty for nearly 14 months since its mobilization in May the previous year, has demonstrated commendable service. In their absence, the new 3rd Battalion Royal Garrison Regiment will be stationed in Malta. The War Office is preparing to announce its plans for the militia’s training next year. Although a general embodiment will not be feasible in 1902, selected artillery brigades… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Irish vs Danish Butter: Showdown Begins as Limerick Shipper Accepts Copenhagen Challenge

The age-old debate over whether Irish or Danish butter is superior has resurfaced, with both parties standing their ground and asserting their dominance in the world of butter production. For years, it has been widely believed that “no one comes to England’s beet makers,” yet the increasing demand for Danish butter seems to have shifted the market’s course. The limited supply of Irish butter has resulted in the Danish product taking up a significant market share that has proven difficult for the Irish dairy industry to reclaim, despite its strong attempt to do so. The latest development in this dairy… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick Night Watch Reinstated: Local Support Prevails to Preserve Tradition

The Limerick Night Watch remains a unique force in Ireland as the only police unit operating under local supervision rather than national oversight. This long-standing tradition was recently put to the test when proposals to disband the force emerged. The local community, however, demonstrated their unwavering support for the Night Watch and successfully voiced their opposition to the proposed changes. As a result, the Watchmen continue their service to the people of Limerick, ensuring safety and fostering a sense of community pride. This victory for the historically significant force highlights the importance of local control and sentiment in maintaining the… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick Sees Slight Recovery Amidst Dwindling Salmon Population and Rising Demand

The salmon population along the coasts is dwindling, making the recently concluded season the worst in many years, says Mr. Henry Stevenson, a salmon trade expert with 30 years of experience. Particularly concerning are the declines in Northern Ireland, while Southern Ireland, Shannon, and Limerick districts see slightly better results. The scarcity of salmon has driven up prices in the market, with frozen salmon becoming a difficult sell. Interestingly, the decline in salmon numbers coincides with an increase in demand from the middle class, who are now purchasing the fish once considered a luxury only available to the wealthy. Dundee… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Medical Missionaries: Balancing Healthcare and Religion Raises Ethical Concerns

Medical missionaries, who provide healthcare while spreading their faith to patients, may face ethical questions surrounding their dual-roles, reports the “Hospital.” While widely regarded as valuable and well-intentioned, there are concerns as to whether doctors should use their professional relationship with patients to promote religious beliefs. Recent uproar in Limerick over Dr. Long’s dispensary-driven efforts highlights the sensitive nature of this issue. Despite potential political complications, many still defend the practice of combining medical and religious work. Critics, however, insist on the importance of considering the ethical implications of merging these responsibilities. The debate around medical missionaries is growing increasingly… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick and Danish Butter Salesmen Battle for Dairy Supremacy

A Limerick butter salesman has bravely taken up the gauntlet thrown by a Danish counterpart from Copenhagen, agreeing to participate in a friendly face-off to determine whose nation produces superior butter. The light-hearted competition aims to settle the age-old debate between the proud dairy-producing countries. Social media users are gleefully following this ‘butter duel” as it unfolds, eagerly awaiting the final verdict. Enthusiastic butter enthusiasts from both Ireland and Denmark have taken the opportunity to rally behind their respective representatives, celebrating the delicious merits of this dairy delight. Portsmouth Evening News – Monday 02 September 1901

Thrice Tried For Murder: John Sullivan To Be Liberated And Exiled

In a dramatic turn of events, authorities have decided to liberate John Sullivan, who has undergone three separate trials without a jury able to agree upon a verdict for the alleged willful murder of Michael Clifford. The crime took place near Limerick on September 12, 1900. Both Sullivan and Clifford were laborers on the holding of James Nolan. On the fateful morning, Clifford was discovered dead in his bed with his throat cut, while Sullivan was found lying next to him, suffering from a self-inflicted wound in his neck. Prosecution argued that Clifford had been murdered by Sullivan using the… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Boycott In Limerick: Disgraceful Behavior Of City’s Hackney Cab Drivers

A troubling series of events have beset Dr. Long, the city’s esteemed medical missionary and members of his family, who have found common transportation services repeatedly denied to them in an apparent organization of an unofficial boycott. The glaring failure of the upholders of civic order further complicates the predicament. The saga unveiled when Dr. Long penned a missive to Mr. Forrest, the Corporation official charged with overseeing the licensed car-drivers of the city. He eloquently articulated an unfortunate situation, stating that neither he nor any member of his family had been able to hire a public car on more… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Dr. Long’s Unjust Mistreatment Exposed at Limerick Corporation Meeting, No Resolution Reached

The Hackney Car of Limerick Corporation meeting on the 21st inst. revealed a concerning state of affairs, particularly regarding the continued mistreatment of Dr. Long. Despite being a ratepayer, he is denied the rights typically afforded to citizens and faces boycott by the city’s carmen. In his letter to Mr. Forrest, the high constable, Dr. Long described this ongoing harassment. During the discussion, the Mayor questioned why it was considered acceptable to deny Dr. Long and his family car service, arguing that it was a grievous offense. With no justification for this treatment, the Mayor suggested that the perpetrators of… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Horror in Doon: Esteemed Local Farmer Brutally Murdered, Community in Shock and Fear

A heinous crime shocked the small town of Doon, Co. Limerick last night as an esteemed local farmer, O’Grady, was found brutally murdered in a horrendous incident that has left the tight-knit community reeling in shock, grief, and fear. The grisly act has upended the otherwise peaceful atmosphere of the town, with residents clamoring for answers while authorities scramble to investigate the murder and bring the perpetrator to justice. At this time, few details have emerged about the circumstances of the murder. O’Grady’s lifeless body was discovered on his farm, with gruesome injuries suggesting a violent and senseless attack. The… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Irish Nationalist Parliamentary Party Appeals for Funds; Endorsed by Prominent Limerick Figures

An appeal for funds to support the Irish Nationalist Parliamentary Party has been published in the Irish papers today. The appeal is endorsed by Mr. John Redmond, MP, the Catholic Bishop of Raphoe, and Alderman O’Mara of Limerick. The Irish Nationalist Parliamentary Party plays a vital role in representing and advocating for the interests of the Irish people. This public appeal for funds demonstrates the importance and necessity of maintaining a strong political presence in Parliament for the Irish nationalist cause. Mr. John Redmond, the Catholic Bishop of Raphoe, and Alderman O’Mara of Limerick have recognized the significance of supporting… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick Cabmen Boycott Dr. Long; Streets Witness Unusual Standoff as Police Intervene

A curious scene unfolded in the streets of Limerick on Saturday, as Dr. Long, a Protestant medical missionary from the Irish Church Mission, was boycotted by local cabmen, according to the London Chronicle’s Limerick correspondent. Dr. Long previously caused a stir when his proselytizing tactics offended the city’s Catholics, prompting a magistrate to advise citizens to avoid him professionally. In response, a public meeting of Protestants in Dublin denounced Catholic intolerance. After returning from a holiday, Dr. Long attempted to use a public jaunting-car in George’s Street but was refused service by the driver. As Dr. Long continued to retain… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick Jarvey Drivers Refuse to Transport Dr. Long; Unusual Scene Unfolds in City Street

An extraordinary scene unfolded in George Street, Limerick, on Saturday, involving Dr. Long, who had returned to town a day or two after his vacation. At around 12:30 pm, Dr. Long stepped onto a car at the corner of William Street. However, the jarvey (driver) refused to drive him. Despite the driver’s refusal, Dr. Long continued to sit in the car. Eventually, the jarvey, with the help of another man, unyoked the horse and laid the shafts down on the ground. This incident quickly gathered a large crowd that laughed and jeered at the situation. As Dr. Long remained in… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Kincora Sinking: Limerick Mourns Maritime Loss as Survivors Arrive in Liverpool

Twelve survivors of the Kincora, sunk by the Oceanic, arrived in Liverpool where most of them reside. They reported that the vessel went down in just seven minutes after a collision caused by tearing and crashing the plates of the Oceanic. The survivors consider the rescue of so many to be a remarkable feat given the circumstances. The survivors include the master, first officer, second officer, first engineer, second engineer, quartermaster, multiple crew members, a donkeyman, a steward, and two stowaways. The crew members who were lost consisted of a steward, a stoker, two Limerick residents, a trimmer, and a… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Irish Channel Collision Sinks Limerick Steamer Kincora; Seven Crew Members Drowned

Seven crew members drowned in a collision between the Kincora and the White Star Line’s Oceanic in the Irish Channel. The Kincora, which traded between Waterford and Limerick, sank almost immediately after the incident. The surviving seven crew members, including the captain, were brought to Queenstown by the Oceanic, which suffered damage to her bow. Although the Oceanic remained in port for examination by divers, it was decided not to detain the ship and it soon left for New York. Nottingham Evening Post – Thursday 08 August 1901

Collision Between Oceanic and Limerick Steamer Kincora in Irish Channel; Seven Lives Lost

The steamer Kincora, which traded between Waterford and Limerick, sunk after getting collided with White Star Line’s Oceanic in the Irish Channel. The tragic incident occurred on a foggy morning while the Kincora was traveling from Limerick to Liverpool. Both vessels faced damages, with the Oceanic having a hole of around four feet long in the plates on her port bow, two feet above the water line. Of the 21 people on board the Kincora, unfortunately, seven crew members drowned, while the rest were safely brought to Queenstown by the Oceanic. Sheffield Evening Telegraph – Thursday 08 August 1901

Collision Between Oceanic and Limerick’s Steamer Kincora in Irish Channel; Seven Lives Lost

The White Star Line steamer Oceanic, which left Liverpool yesterday for New York, and arrived in Cork, Ireland today, reported that it had been in a collision in the Irish Channel with the steamer Kincora, which sank. The Kincora had a crew of 18 men on board, with two stowaways and one passenger. The seven persons drowned in the collision were all members of the crew. The Oceanic has a hole of about four feet long in the plates of her port bow, two feet above the water line, but was not to be detained and left at noon for… Read Limerick Gazette Article