§ Mr. NEWMAN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he has been able to peruse poems that have recently been published in the local Connaught Press in celebration of defeats sustained on Irish soil by the forces of this country, and especially to two odes entitled "Streams of Saxon Blood" and "Guerre à Mort," celebrating victories gained by Grace O'Malley and General Humbert, respectively, over English troops, and appearing in the "Mayo News" of 20th July and the "Midland Tribune" of 13th July; and whether the Irish Government intend to initiate proceedings against those responsible for their publication?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
But for the question of the hon. Member, I should never have seen these two odes. No Government could think of making them the subject of proceedings.