HC Deb 24 November 1882 vol 275 cc9-10

asked the Postmaster General, How many copies of American newspapers have been stopped in the Irish Post Offices within the last four months, and the names of the journals; whether these seizures are made in the General Post Office, Dublin, and under warrants of the Lord Lieutenant, or whether instructions to seize have been given to Postmasters generally; and, whether any similar seizures have taken place in England?


During the last four months all the copies of the New York Irish World and United Irishman, and a pamphlet called The Irish Avenger and Dynamite Evangelist, have been stopped in the General Post Office in Dublin, and since the 31st of August last The Irish Nation has likewise been stopped. In answer to a Question during last Session I gave the reasons for stopping them. These newspapers have been detained by virtue of express warrants of the Lord Lieutenant. I am informed that no similar proceedings have been found necessary on the part of the Executive in England.