Former Lord Mayor of Cork dies
The death has been announce of Richard Cronin, mayor of the Cork City in 1907 and a three decade long serving member of the City Corporation. He was eighty years old. Cronin had begun his political life as a fenian, but under Parnell’s leadership became a local stalwart of the Home Rule movement. He served in the Land League, the National League and the United Irish League. He was also a Poor Law Guardian and served on the Lunatic Asylum Committee. On news of his death the Cork Corporation suspended its business as a mark of respect.