HC Deb 30 June 1879 vol 247 cc950-1

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether any representations have been made or will be made to the authorities of the Irish Church Missions Society, in the hope that they may cease to issue and circulate tracts and placards offensive to the religious belief of the great majority of the people of Ireland, and calculated to provoke ill-will and consequent disturbance of the public peace?


Some few weeks back I had an interview with Canon Cory, the recognized head of the Mission in Galway, and he assured me that it had always been, and would be, his personal endeavour to restrain the circulation or exhibition of any tracts or placards of an offensive character. He also stated that his attention had been recently called to a breach of the instructions given on that point; and, that he had called the attention of those whom it concerned to the desirability of abstaining from the use of any such placards or tracts as had been referred to. He hoped that those representations would have the desired effect.