HC Deb 28 July 1910 vol 19 cc2324-5
Captain COOPER

asked whether Michael Burke, of Ballyduggan, is boycotted; if so, for what reason; whether any persons in Loughrea have been warned not to supply him with anything under threats of having their place burnt; whether these threats have been put into execution; and whether any steps are being taken to bring the offenders to justice?


The police authorities inform me that Mr. Michael Burke is not boycotted. No person in Loughrea has been warned against supplying him with goods, but in January last a publican received a letter warning him not to supply Mr. Burke's employés with drink, or his house would be wrecked or burnt. On 7th February the publican's shop was discovered to be on fire, and for this injury he was awarded compensation at quarter sessions. Every effort has been made by the police to bring the offenders to justice.


Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman take steps to see that such letters written by the police warning a publican not to supply drink will be withdrawn in the interests of Dunville's Distillery, in Belfast?