HC Deb 08 March 1886 vol 303 c112

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been drawn to a resolution passed at a meeting of the Kilmacow, county Kilkenny, Branch of the National League on December 20th last, and reported in The Munster Express of December 26th last, to the following effect:— That we condemn the action of Mr. Raymond Delapoer in allowing himself to be made the tool of the so-called Loyalist Faction, and we hereby admonish the members of this Branch that he is unworthy of any social relations in the future; whether a respectable farmer, named John Hunt, who had never joined the League, was one of the assenting nominators of Mr. Delapoer; whether, after the election, he was told he would be burnt in effigy, and then boycotted, if he did not apologise for his conduct and become a member of the League; and, whether, in consequence of these threats, Hunt was compelled to attend the meeting of the Kilmacow Branch above referred to, and apologise for having declared war against the National Cause in signing Mr. Delapoer's nomination paper?


Except that it is not clear whether Hunt was told he would be "Boycotted," or whether he became alarmed at the proposal to burn him in effigy, I am informed the facts are as stated.