§ 26. Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he can state on whose advice or on whose instructions were large detachments of military and police brought into the town of Killarney on Sunday, the 8th of June, to suppress the annual Gaelic League festival fixed for that date; and whether there has ever been any sort of disturbance in connection with previous celebrations of the same character; and, if so, when and of what nature?
§ The ATTORNEY-GENERAL for IRELAND (Mr. Denis Henry)
I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply 583 given to a similar question on this subject asked by the hon. and learned Member for South Down on 26th June. The Irish Government accept full responsibility for the action taken.
§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
Would it not be possible to exempt these athletic meetings from interference on the ground that athletics are a useful and harmless outlet for the energies of the young Irishman?