Joseph Devlin gives impassioned speech on Home Rule in Longford
Jospeh Devlin, MP, spoke on the issue of Home Rule. Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 10 February 1912

Joseph Devlin gives impassioned speech on Home Rule in Longford

Published: 8 February 1914

A large Nationalist demonstration took place in Longford today. Among the speakers was Mr Joseph Devlin, MP.

He referred to the subject of conciliation and said that there is no length, short of abandonment of the vital principles of home rule to which he is not prepared to go in other to reconcile those in the north. He said, ‘Sir Edward Carson says he is a man of peace, so am I, so are we all men of peace, it is because we want peace that we want Home Rule. There can never be peace in Ireland without it and no power on earth can alter the determination of the Irish people to obtain it.’

Mr Devlin also spoke on the upcoming land bill and expressed hope that it would put on end to the land war.

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