HC Deb 10 August 1893 vol 15 cc1772-3
MR. M. AUSTIN (Limerick, W)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the interference of the police in a strike in the tailoring trade in the City of Cork; and whether he is aware that the police interfere and prohibit, under threats of arrest and prosecution, persons who wish to speak to and explain to the imported workmen the questions at issue between themselves and their employers, and who have proved by recent prosecutions in that city, under the Conspiracy and Protection of Property Act, were doing nothing in contravention of that Act; if so, by whose orders or instructions the dolice so interfere in such cases?


I do not think there is any foundation for the allegations contained in the question. I have watched this matter very closely, and I have drawn the attention of the authorities to it.