HC Deb 12 June 1882 vol 270 c828

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is the case that the following notice has been extensively posted in the neighbourhood of Tulla-more: — All true Irishmen are hereby called upon to Boycott the renegades—and—who have lately apostasized themselves by paying their rents against the wishes of their fellow tenants, and without obtaining abatement. The former has also purchased a cabin and patch of bog over the head of a defenceless orphan, and his labourers are now called upon to quit his employment; and, whether police have obtained any clue to the authors of this notice?


Sir, only one copy of the notice, which is correctly quoted in the Question, was found posted in the district, and it was immediately taken down by the police. The police have no evidence on which they could proceed against any party in connection with this outrage.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman the Chief Secretary if he has received any information that these "Boycotting" notices are frequently posted by penny-a-liners for the purpose of furnishing them paragraphs for forwarding to the English newspapers?

[No answer was given.]