§ MR. CONWAY (Leitrim, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the police of Limerick have prohibited the city bands from playing in public; and considering no informations have been sworn before the Magistrates as to any possible danger arising from a musical demonstration of the bands, under what circumstances and by whose authority have the police exercised such prohibition?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN,) Dublin University
(who replied): It appears that a full Bench of Magistrates, with the Mayor presiding, at Limerick City Petty Sessions on Friday last, prohibited the playing of bands in the streets until after the elections. Rioting had been caused by the bands in the streets on the previous Sunday, to the great danger of the public. Informations were duly sworn. The Magistrates were unanimous in their decision, and ordered the police to warn the bands of the prohibition.