§ MR. FELL (Great Yarmouth)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the action of the Geevagh, Moylough, Temple boy, Grange, and Highwood branches of the United Irish League, in the county of Sligo, which passed resolutions on Sunday, 19th May, for the purpose of intimidating certain persons named in the resolutions into a course of action agreeable to the League; and whether he will take the necessary action to protect the persons so referred to.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The police authorities inform me that resolutions purporting to have been passed by the branches named have appeared in a local newspaper. The meetings at which these resolutions are stated to have been passed were held in private, and the police have no evidence of the proceedings which may have taken place at these meetings. Full protection will be afforded to any persons who may need it.