HC Deb 07 March 1887 vol 311 c1393

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the attention of the Government has been called to a statement contained in The Clare and Limerick Advertiser, of 12th February 1887, to the effect that, The O'Donnellan Blake Forster, J.P., presided at a meeting of the Irish National League, held at Kilfenora on Sunday, the 6th February, 1887, at which a "Boycotting" Resolution was unanimously passed; and, whether, should the account prove accurate, Her Majesty's Government will call the attention of the Lord Chancellor to the matter?

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. HOLMES)(who replied) said (Dublin University)

I cannot tell my hon. and gallant Friend whether the particular statement that is referred to in this Question, has been brought under the notice of the Lord Chancellor; but I am aware that either that or other statements to a similar effect have been brought under his notice and inquired into, and the result had been that the gentleman mentioned has been removed from the Commission of the Peace.