§ MR. BYRNE (Wicklow, W.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that the Roman Catholic Church at Donard, County Wicklow, was some days ago decorated with Orange lilies at dead of night, the doors chalked with Orange texts, and the chapel bell rung 1829 at dead of night; whether he is aware that the Orange parochial meeting room is also the National School at Donoughmore, County Wicklow; and, whether any steps are being taken to bring the perpetrators of this outrage to justice?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The Constabulary Authorities report that a bunch of Orange lilies was recently suspended at night on a door of the Roman Catholic church at Donard; that the bell also had been rung; but that no text had been chalked upon the doors. They further report that the Orange meeting room is not also the National School at Donoughmore, but that they adjoin each other. The police have the matter still under investigation, with a view to discover the guilty party.