HC Deb 11 May 1882 vol 269 cc455-6

asked Mr. Solicitor General for Ireland, If his attention has been called to the subjoined placard, which has been extensively posted in the district of Baltinglass, county Wicklow:— To the People of Donard and Surrounding Districts. Any one who will speak to an emergency man, or deal with or go into his house, is a traitor to his country. Those men who are having their work done at Dowling's forge are unworthy of the name of Irishmen. They should be avoided. James Lambe, Pat and Will Brine, of Coolamadra; Larry Rielly, Snugborough; Pat Murphy, Fryenstown; Ben Case, Spynans; Myles Doody, Cyle. The abovenamed are in the habit of visiting Peggy Plant's publichouse. They will be looked after in future. O'Connor, of Donoughmore, should be lynched. Let no one take bread from Firm, of Inchiquire, whilst he continues to supply Peggy Plant. Baker, of Dunlaven, supplies Boycotts. Let the shopkeepers of Donard and Stratford discontinue their dealings with him. John Allen, Donard, is a man of the same stamp. Keep out of his house. William Cullen, Castleruddery, is the only man who made any sacrifice in the country's cause. Let all true Irishmen rally round him and show their appreciation of his noble conduct by giving him their best support. Away with Foreign Rule. God Save Ireland; and, whether anyone has been arrested?


Yes, Sir; I have seen the placard referred to in the Question. It was secretly posted, and it has been taken down by the police wherever found. They have been directed to afford all practicable protection to the persons named in the placard. No arrests have yet been made in connection with it.