HC Deb 11 July 1907 vol 178 cc56-7

On behalf of the hon. Member for Mid. Armagh, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that at a meeting of the United Irish League at Ardagh, county Mayo, on Sunday, a resolution was adopted condemning John Haire, who was described as the infamous grabber of Crannagh farm; whether he is aware that the hon. Member for North Mayo publicly advised the people to boycott Haire absolutely, vigorously, completely, and exhaustively; and what action he proposes to take in the matter.


Has the hon. Member for North Mayo been warned that this question attacking him would be put?


I have not the faintest idea.


Neither have I.


I have seen a newspaper Report of the meeting referred to. It is, however, only right to say that according to this report the hon. Member for North Mayo explained that by boycotting he meant picketting as employed in England, and he told his hearers that there must be no violence and not the least infraction of the law. My right hon. friend has already stated that John Haire is receiving all necessary police protection and no further action appears to be necessary for the present at all events.