HC Deb 26 June 1882 vol 271 cc401-2

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the following, published in the "New Ross Standard" of 17th June, purporting to be a resolution of the Ladies' Land League at Carrigbyrne:— That we regret to learn that grass-grabbing still goes on in this district, and we are sorry to find so many men steeped in selfish slavishness at the present time as to take the grass of obnoxious landlords; That we are sorry to record that a certain Wexford cattle dealer goes about in this district buying the cattle of grass-grabbers, and if we find that he comes out in this neighborhood again, we shall be under the necessity of publishing his name; List of grass grabbing snakes—John Corish, Pat Mullins, Joe Dalton, Foulksmills, and ten other names, with addresses; and, whether any steps are or will be taken, in consequence, with a view to restore industry and order in the district?


Sir, the attention of Government has been given to the matters referred to in the Question of the hon. Baronet. Measures have been taken to protect life and property in the district. I am afraid that is all the Government can. Undertake to do.