§ MR. THEOBALD (Essex, Romford)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that a meeting, at which a so-called land-grabber was denounced and boycotting resolutions were passed, was presided over by Mr. J. Hughes, who has recently been appointed a Magistrate for Limerick by the present Government; and whether he will call the attention of the Lord Chancellor to the matter?
MR. J. MORLEY
It is stated in a newspaper report, which I have seen, that a meeting in reference to the evicted farm of Miss Morrison was presided over by a Mr. John Clune (not Hughes), who is a Magistrate for the City of Limerick, and was appointed shortly after the present Government came into Office. The alleged conduct of Mr. Chine has been brought under the notice of the Lord Chancellor.
MR. O'KEEFFE (Limerick)
Perhaps I may be permitted to say that I have here a letter from Mr. Clune denying that any resolution advocating boycotting was passed at the meeting in question.