§ MR. SHEEHAN (Cork Co., Mid.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the secretary of the Millstreet Branch of the United Irish League is subjected to a system of police supervision whenever he appears at the Millstreet fairs or markets for business as a farmer; that he is followed into houses, and his private† See (4) Debates, cvii., 627.1380 conversation listened to by policemen; and that Messrs. Daniel Buckley and John Williams, evicted tenants, and Mr. Timothy Corcoran, farmer, are similarly followed by the constabulary; and, having regard to the characters of these persons, will he say wily their movements are thus watched.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
An organised attempt to boycott the tenant of an evicted farm was made at Millstreet fair on the 1st instant. The persons named in the Question were kept under police supervision on the occasion, because the police had good reason to believe from their movements at the fair that they were engaged in the illegal practice of boycotting.
§ MR. SHEEHAN
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that these men are shadowed by the police on every occasion they make their appearance?