HC Deb 03 February 1881 vol 258 cc57-8

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If an order was suddenly given on Wednesday the 26th of January to clear the public houses in Tuam on the evening of the 26th of January, when the town was illuminated to celebrate the termination of a Dublin trial; and, if, on this occasion, there were any indications of a breach of the peace sufficient to warrant so strong a step; and, if not, would he give orders to prevent for the future taxpayers from being seriously interrupted in the exercise of their lawful calling?


in reply, said, that an order had been given to close the public-houses at Tuam on the 26th of January. There was sworn information that if they were not closed a riot might be anticipated. There was no reason why the Government should interfere.