HC Deb 08 February 1915 vol 69 c265W

asked how many newspapers and other publications the Government have suppressed in Ireland since the War began; and how many are now under observation and threat of suppression?


Acting under the powers conferred on them by the Defence of the Realm (Consolidation) Regulations, the military authorities in Ireland, with the full approval of the Irish Government, ordered the seizure in December last of issues of two newspapers, after a warning had been given to the printers of these and of other papers against contravening the Regulation forbidding the circulation of statements likely to cause disaffection or to prejudice recruiting. A further seizure under the same authority has been made this month. It would be against the public interest to make any statement in reply to the last part of the question.

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