Irish Newspaper Articles II

Dublin, 1862                                                                                                                                        A meeting was held in Dublin on 21 July 1862 to discuss establishing a Catholic University. Many people were in attendance and a list was read out of those who apologized for not being there. Included on the list was John Buggy, Kilkenny. [1]

Kilkenny, 1863                                                                                                                               The Queens at the prosecution of John T. Campion vs the Mayor of Kilkenny.

Mr. O’Donnell, QC on behalf of John Thomas Campion, applied for a conditional order for a mandamus directed to the Mayor, Aldermen and Councillors (sic) of the Borough of Kilkenny, commanding them to proceed to the election of a mayor of that city for the year 1863. From the affidavit filed by Mr. Campion, it appeared that on the 1st of December last the town council of Kilkenny met for the purpose of electing a mayor for the ensuing year, on which occasion Mr. Alexander Collis, and Mr. John Buggy, and on a division being taken, the votes were equal, the numbers being eleven for Mr. Collis, and eleven for Mr. Buggy. Under these circumstances several members of the council maintained that Mr. Edmond Smithwick, being the senior alderman, was entitled, under the 83rd section of the Municipal Act, to give his casting vote, which that gentleman declined to do. Mr. Collis insisted that under the 92nd section of the act, he was empowered to give his casting vote, which he according had recorded in his own favour (sic). Some confusion followed, whereupon Mr. Collis declared the meeting dissolved, and hastily withdrew from the room. Since that period Mr. Collis continued to discharge the functions of the office. Counsel contended that by the 83rd section of the Municipal Act the senior alderman had the right of giving the casting vote, and submitted that as Mr. Collis had evidently committed a mistake, he was entitled to the granting of the conditional order.

The Court granted the conditional order.[2]

Dublin, 1928                                                                                                                                      Owing to the steering gear becoming locked one of Messrs. Peter Kennedy’s vans when driven through a gateway at Tallaght yesterday failed to turn; it mounted the opposite bank and overturned, the windscreen being broken. The driver, Patrick Buggy, of 9 Grattan Parade, Dublin, was taken to the Meath hospital suffering from shock. After some time he was allowed to go home.[3]

Kilkenny, 1932                                                                                                                            While returning from Bagenalstown, a pony driven by Mr. Patrick Buggy, engineer, Gowran, shied and overturned the trap. Mr. Buggy was pinned beneath it and sustained a broken arm and severe head injuries. He lies in Kilkenny Hospital in a serious condition.[4]

Dublin, 1935                                                                                                                                      In an action by Peter Kennedy, Ltd., and an employe (sic) of the firm named Patrick Buggy, against Harold Thompson, 102 South Circular Road, for damages and personal injury that were caused by the negligence of the defendant in the driving and control of a motor car at Ballymount lane on the 6th April 1934, a settlement was arrived at, and, by consent decrees amount to £120, with £40 costs were recorded.[5]

You can read more Buggy articles from Irish newspapers here.


[1] Author Unknown, The Roman Catholic University in The Irish Times, 22 July 1862, p.3; New York Public Library, microfilm number ZY-21 July-December 1862

[2] Author Unknown, Law Intelligence, Court of Queens Branch in The Irish Times, 20 April 1863, p.4; New York Public Library, microfilm number ZY-21 January-June 1863

[3] Author Unknown, Van Overturns in The Irish Times, 6 June 1928, p.5; New York Public Library, microfilm number ZY-21 May-June 1928

[4] Author Unknown, In Brief – Overturned Trap in The Irish Times, 29 December 1932, p.5; New York Public Library, microfilm number ZY-21 November to December 1932

[5] Author Unknown, Running Down Case Settled in The Irish Times, 10 April 1935, p.3; New York Public Library, microfilm number ZY-21 March-April 1935

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