HC Deb 01 November 1916 vol 86 c1736W

asked the Attorney-General for Ireland whether the entire resolution adopted at a public meeting in Castlepollard on 24th September last adopting the Irish Nation League and undertaking to form a branch immediately in each of the parishes to co-operate in realising all the purposes of that organisation, maintaining Ireland's integrity and establishing all its rights as a nation, including representation at the forthcoming International Peace Conference, and for the immediate release of all Irish political prisoners, cessation of martial law and the Defence of the Realm Act, and resisting any form of conscription, which was wholly censored, was illegal; and, if not, will he state for public guidance what part of it was illegal and under what law?


The Attorney-General has never seen the resolution referred to, and consequently has formed no opinion upon its legality.