HC Deb 12 November 1908 vol 196 c550

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to a mooting of the United Irish League, Killea (King's County) branch, on Sunday 18th October last, when a man named Stapleton was fined £1 for associating with so-called obnoxious people in the locality, and a labourer was forbidden to work for Mr. Cradock, junior, because the league had condemned Mr. Cradock, senior; and what steps the Government intend to take to stamp out the holding of illegal Courts by the United Irish League.


My attention has been called to a newspaper report purporting to contain an account of the meeting in question, but the police authorities have no knowledge that Stapleton attended the meeting or that he was fined as stated. Mr. Cradock lives in quite a different neighbourhood, and their appears to be no foundation for the statement that a labourer was forbidden to work for him.