HC Deb 27 April 1885 vol 297 c811

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, at a recent meeting of the Athy Board of Guardians, the majority of that body appointed as persons to make out the lists of voters for the parishes in the union seven persons, the Secretary of the National League Branches in each parish; whether the Board has not, at a subsequent meeting, agreed to remunerate them; whether such appointment was made in spite of the statement of the clerk that the usual course was to appoint the rate collectors for the purpose, but that the preference was given to the Secretaries of the National League as such; whether the appointment was made without notice, and notwithstanding the suggestion that a fortnight's notice of the intention to appoint the Secretaries of the League; and, whether the Local Government Board in Ireland will take steps to recall such appointment and to secure the appointment of proper parties?


I understand the Athy Board of Guardians have selected persons who are not the rate collectors to assist the clerks of the Union in the preparation of the voters lists, and the Local Government Board have communicated with them, pointing out the irregularity of the proceedings.