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Government Suspected of Sympathising with Irish Orangemen Amid Limerick and Sligo Controversy

Dublin, Ireland – Suspicions are rife that at least one member of the Government harbours sympathies for the Irish Orangemen, who have accused the Chief Secretary of betraying the Protestant minorities in Limerick and Sligo. However, the extent to which these sympathies will influence their actions or whether they will openly declare their allegiance remains unclear, as such a move could jeopardize their position and potentially harm their prospects for a Cabinet seat.

The controversy surrounding the treatment of Protestant minorities in Limerick and Sligo has exposed divisions within the Government. While it is believed that at least one member may share sympathies with the Irish Orangemen, the delicate political landscape has made it challenging to discern whether they will translate these sentiments into concrete actions or declarations.

Chief Secretary Mr Wyndham, a prominent figure in his party, commands significant support among his party’s rank and file, even surpassing some of his official superiors in popularity. It is widely anticipated that Mr Wyndham will navigate the contentious waters with a quiet but resolute stance, refusing to yield to the fervent demands of the Irish Orangemen.

By maintaining his position and popularity within the party, Mr Wyndham aims to strike a balance between addressing the concerns raised by the Orangemen and preserving the overall stability of the Government. As the situation unfolds, it will be crucial to observe how these internal tensions regarding the treatment of Protestant minorities in Limerick and Sligo are managed and whether they will have lasting repercussions on the political landscape.

Manchester Evening News – Friday 21 June 1901