§ MR. NOLAN (Louth, N.)
I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether two members of the Royal Irish Constabulary attended a meeting of tradesmen and labourers held in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland, for trades union purposes on 9th July, and took notes of the proceedings; and, if so, by whose orders, on what authority, and with what object they did so?
§ MR. MADDEN
The Constabulary Authorities report that the meeting referred to was a public one, held in the open air, and convened by placard. It was organised in connection with an existing strike among the employés of a local Steamship Company, and the Local Officer directed two policemen to attend and take notes, which was accordingly done.