HC Deb 14 March 1889 vol 333 cc1631-2
MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)

asked the Solicitor General for Ireland, whether his attention has been called to the following paragraph in the Dublin Mail of the 9th inst:— It is stated that the Ballyshannon people are desirous of boycotting the Provincial Bank in that town for accepting, as treasurer, subscriptions to the Martin Memorial Fund. The manager has been warned that if the directors support him in this it will be at 'a considerable sacrifice.' If there is any truth in the statement; and, what steps the Government intend to take to protect the Bank thus threatened?


I understand that Nationalists in Ballyshannon objected to a list of subscribers to the Martin Memorial Fund being exhibited in the bank, and that an article on the subject which appeared in the local Nationalist paper stated that it was a political matter, and that unless the placard were immediately withdrawn steps would be taken to prove that partizan displays are not remunerative to banking establishments. I am informed that the list was subsequently removed at the request of the gentleman who inaugurated the movement. The manager of the bank continues to act as treasurer, and no objection appears to be raised by any person to his so acting.