§ 64. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he will say under what law the Irish Government directed Sergeant Hogan, Royal Irish Constabulary, Blarney, or any other person, to tell Messrs. Mahony of that place that no Army contract would be given to them unless they broke up the Irish Volunteers of that place by requiring their employés to withdraw from that organisation under pain of dismissal?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
No instructions of the nature indicated in the question were issued by the Irish Government to any police officer or other person, and I am informed that neither the sergeant referred to, nor any other officer stationed at Blarney, made the statement attributed to them.