HC Deb 18 August 1871 vol 208 c1848

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether he has received any information respecting the recent procession in Dublin on the occasion of the reception of the French, deputation, and whether it be true, as reported, that the Union Jack was hauled down?


Sir, I have not received any official Report on the subject, and have no knowledge of it beyond what I have gathered from the newspapers. The hon. Gentleman not having put down his Question on the Paper, I did not know he was going to ask it to-day. I acknowledge that the hon. Gentleman gave me notice yesterday; but as I did not see the Question on the Paper this morning, I have made no inquiry into the matter. As to the tearing down of the Union Jack I have received no Report on the subject, and do not know whether the report is correct or not.