HC Deb 18 April 1910 vol 16 cc1699-700

asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that delegates representing branches of the Gaelic Athletic Association in county Galway, at meetings held frequently in Athenry, are shadowed by a detective, whose duty appears to be to report to local police stations the names of persons who attend such meetings, and that Mr. Tom Kenny, Craughwell, president of that association in Galway, and others are shadowed even in Dublin when business brings them there; and whether, having regard to the fact that this organisation is non-sectarian and non-political, he will explain what the object of the police is in pursuing a line of policy so annoying to peaceably disposed and law-abiding citizens?


No person is being shadowed or watched in county Galway or elsewhere because he is a member of the Gaelic Athletic Association.