HC Deb 27 July 1866 vol 184 cc1613-4

said, he rose to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether it is not the fact that the Law has been openly violated in several places in the North of Ireland on the 12th of July by persons joining in illegal processions; and, whether it is the intention of the Government to institute proceedings against any of the parties so offending, so as to prevent the recurrence of such illegal practices for the future.


said, in reply, that, on the whole, the 12th of July passed off quietly in the North of Ireland. There were, however, some places in which violations of the law with regard to those party processions had occurred. He could assure the hon. Gentleman that the Government had taken every step in its power to render all parties who had taken part in such proceedings amenable to law, and instructions had been already issued for the prosecution of such persons as had been recognized taking part in those processions.