§ MR. P. M'DONALD (Sligo, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether Philip Maguire, a publican in Miltown Malbay, applied a second time for a licence for premises built by himself at Lahinch, and was refused, at the Ennis Quarter Sessions now sitting, being opposed by Captain Walsh and Mr. Cecil Roche, Resident Magistrates, on the ground that he, with others, conspired to refuse refreshments to the police; and, whether, on the occasion, Captain Walsh stated that the licences of all the Mil-town Malbay publicans would be opposed at the next Sessions?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN) (Dublin University)
(who replied) said: It is the case 1273 that Philip Maguire applied three times unsuccessfully for a licence for the premises mentioned in the Question at three successive Quarter Sessions at Ennis. At the recent Ennis Quarter Sessions eight magistrates, including the Chairman, decided that the application should not be entertained until the Licensing Sessions in October. I have no information as to the ground on which their decision was based. It is the fact that the Resident Magistrates mentioned in the Question stated that the police would oppose the renewal of licences held by any publicans who were proved to have joined a Boycotting conspiracy existing in the district referred to.