§ MR. MACFARLANE
(for Mr. GRAY) asked the Attorney General for Ireland, Whether it is a fact, as stated in the "Irishman" of the 11th instant, that the police at Ballybunnion lately seized a placard and copy of that paper on the ground that they were illegal, and returned them the next day on the ground that they were not illegal; and what, if any, instructions have been issued to the police on the subject?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. W. M. JOHNSON)
Sir, a sub-constable at Ballybunnion took possession of a copy of The Irishman newspaper and placard on the 6th of this month at the shop of Mr. Lavery. He submitted them to his constable, who directed him to pay for the paper. He did so the following morning, and Mr. Lavery took the money. No special instructions have been issued on the subject.