§ 48. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Prime Minister whether it is with the concurrence of the Government that the feis portions of local shows in Ireland consisting of children's competitions in Gaelic songs and dances, hitherto a source of amusement and revenue for the purposes of the shows, are now being prohibited; whether the prohibition will be removed from the projected show at Mallow; and whether he will specify any danger to the Realm apprehended from such entertainments?
In the disturbed state of the country it was desirable that large crowds should not assemble. All restrictions have now been removed, except upon parades, processions and political meetings. For the holding of these latter, permission must first be obtained from the Chief Commissioner of Police or from the County Inspector, Royal Irish Constabu- 1198 lary. Such permission is only withheld when it is believed there is likely to be some disturbance.