HC Deb 24 June 1903 vol 124 cc378-9
MR. O'SHEE (Waterford, W.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received a copy of a resolution of the Lismore Board of Guardians, protesting against the action of the police officers who prevented the legally convened public meeting announced to be held in Tallow on the 7th June taking place by threats of physical force; and, if so, will he state what action he proposes to take in the matter; and whether the Irish Government has advised the King to abandon his proposed visit to Lismore Castle.

(Anwered by Mr. Wyndham.) The promoters of the proposed meeting were warned two days beforehand that it would not be permitted to be held. An attempt was made to hold it, but was frustrated by the police, who dispersed the crowd without, however, using batons or unnecessary force. A meeting was held one and a-half miles distant without interference. No further action in the matter is called for.