HC Deb 08 June 1917 vol 94 cc505-6

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if the carrying of flags by athletic clubs in Ireland is forbidden; and, if so, will he say under what Statute; why a general Proclamation to that effect has not been issued; under what authority Constable Flagherty, of Kilcullen, county Kildare, seized and carried off such a flag carried by Mr. Michael Healy on Sunday, 6th May, refusing to state his authority for so acting; and whether Flagherty will be required to return the flag and apologise?


The carrying of flags, other than emblems of sedition, is not forbidden. The flag in question, as I am informed, came within the exception.