HC Deb 18 July 1916 vol 84 c862W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that Mr. James Hogan, stationer, Tipperary, was on the 5th instant arrested by the police and handed over to the military authorities, who detained him till the 8th instant on a charge of having exhibited in his windows picture postcards bearing photographs of Sinn Fein leaders; and if he will state why Mr. Hogan was so treated and at whose instigation, in view of the fact that similar postcards have been displayed in Dublin and elsewhere throughout Ireland?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, except that the release took place on the evening of the 7th instant. The arrest was made by the police, I am informed, under the order of the Competent Military Authority, by whom the release was ordered.