Captain questions Chief Secretary about Lord Emily’s speech at House of Commons

In a parliamentary session at the House of Commons, Captain Donelan questioned the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland about a speech made by Lord Emily at Limerick on the 29th of last month. Captain Donelan asked if the speech, if correctly reported, might incite a breach of peace, and whether any action would be taken in response. Mr. Balfour informed the Captain that his attention had been drawn to the newspaper coverage of the speech, but since the meeting was held indoors, there was no evidence to confirm the language used on that occasion.

Derby Daily Telegraph – Saturday 07 July 1900

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