HC Deb 23 June 1831 vol 4 c268
Lord Mandeville

presented Petitions from Aberdeen, Armagh, and other places, against the annual grant to the Roman Catholic College of Maynooth, to which grant the petitioners attributed much of the evils of Ireland.

Mr. O'Connell

said, he was glad that the noble Lord had moved that the petitions be printed, be cause he thought there was no little ingenuity requisite to make out the position that the evils of Ireland were attributable to the 9,000l. or 11,000l. a-year granted to the College of Maynooth. However, he perfectly concurred with the petitioners, that the grant was an exceptionable one. Let them make this bargain, which would be fair to both parties—let the Protestants contribute nothing to the support of the Catholic religion, and, on the other hand, let the Catholics contribute nothing to the support of the Protestant religion.

Petitions to be printed.

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