HC Deb 17 February 1881 vol 258 cc1074-5

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ire-laud, Whether the attention of the Government has been called to a placard, posted extensively last week in the counties of Cavan and Leitrim, in the following terms:— Ballinaglera Branch of Land League. By virtue of a resolution passed at the last meeting of the above branch, that all the bailiffs, game keepers, and water keepers of this parish should resign, the following parties stand 'Boycotted:' Denis M'Tigue, Stradrina; Francis O'Hara, Cornamuckla; Peter M'Gorty (herd), Sleivenakilla; John Kilmartin, Carntullagh; Myles Kilmartin, Carntullagh; Michael Flynn and family, Carntullagh; Patrick (Stephen) M'Greal, Sleivenakilla. Dated 3rd February 1881. By order of the Ballinaglera Branch of Land League; And, if so, what steps have been taken to render those responsible for the publication amenable to justice?


Sir, this placard is certainly of a very objectionable character. I have not received any legal proofs showing by whom it was issued. It purports to have been issued by a branch of the Land League. The Constabulary authorities report that the threat to "Boycott" the parties named in the placard have not been put into execution. I am glad also to find that the local police do not think that the I parties threatened are very much alarmed.