HC Deb 09 June 1882 vol 270 c654

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that the following placard has been torn down by the police in various places in Ireland:—

"Labour Question.

"The Labourers of this district are called upon to attend a preliminary meeting on at, to form a branch of the 'Irish National Labour League.' All persons wishing to further the cause of Irish industry will, by their presence, show their desire to forward the above much wanted movement.

"God save the People;"

and, whether, if so, the police acted in accordance with his instructions?


The Inspector General of Constabulary informs me that possibly the police may in some cases have torn down some of these placards; but he thinks it unlikely that they have done so. If the placards were torn down in any instance, the local constabulary acted altogether on their own responsibility. A Circular is being prepared on the subject.