From the Ballina Herald, 30 April 1955:
“Unusual Ballina Libel Case
Exception Taken to Note Written by Dumb Shoemaker.
The absence of an interpreter of the sign language used by deaf and dumb people caused an adjournment at Ballina Circuit Court on Wednesday of one of the most extraordinary libel cases ever to be listed. It was one in which Mr O’Hara, a labourer, Ballina, sought a decree for £75 against Mr Clarke, boot and shoe repairer, Ballina, on the grounds of libel.