HC Deb 03 July 1888 vol 328 cc189-90
MR. DEASY (Mayo, W.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware that since the dismissal of Mr. Cunningham, National school teacher in the Westport District, County Mayo, as the supposed author of an alleged libel on Mr. Henn, R.M., published in The Connaught Telegraph, another man has made a declaration before a magistrate, to the effect that he alone was the author of the paragraph complained of, and that Mr. Daly, proprietor of the newspaper, has also made a statement in writing, admitting that he was mistaken in giving Cunningham's name to the Commissioners as the writer when inquiries into the matter were first instituted; and, whether those documents have been submitted to the Commissioners, and what steps have been taken upon them?


The Commissioners of National Education inform me that copies of the documents referred to were received at their office on June 23, and were thereupon set down for consideration at their next meeting, which will be held to-day.