See also:John Blake Dillon (1816–1866), who sat in parliament for
See also:Tipperary, and was one of the leaders of "
See also:Ireland." John Dillon was educated at the
See also:Roman Catholic university of
See also:Dublin, and afterwards studied
See also:medicine . He entered parliament in 188o as member for Tipperary, and was at first an ardent supporter of C . S . Parnell . In
See also:August he delivered a speech on the
See also:League at
See also:Kildare which was characterized as " wicked and cowardly " by W . E .
See also:Forster; he advocated boycotting, and was arrested in May 1881 under the Coercion
See also:Act, and again after two months of freedom in
See also:October . In 1883 he resigned his seat for reasons of
See also:health, but was returned unopposed in 1885 for East Mayo, which he continued to represent . He was one of the
See also:movers in the famous " plan of
See also:campaign," which provided that the
See also:tenant should pay his
See also:rent to the
See also:National League instead of the landlord, and in case of eviction be supported by the general fund . Mr Dillon was compelled by the
See also:court of
See also:bench onthe 14th of
See also:December 1886 to find securities for
See also:good behaviour, but two days later he was arrested while receiving rents on
See also:Clanricarde's estates . In this instance the
See also:jury disagreed, but in
See also:June 1888 under the provisions of the new Criminal
See also:Law Procedure
See also:Bill he was condemned to six months' imprisonment . He was, however, released in
See also:September, and in the
See also:spring of 1889 sailed for
See also:Australia and New Zealand, where he collected funds for the Nationalist party .
On his return to Ireland he was again arrested, but, being allowed
See also:bail, sailed to
See also:America, and failed to appear at the trial . He returned to Ireland by way of
See also:Boulogne, where he and Mr W . O'Brien held long and indecisive conferences with Parnell . They surrendered to the
See also:police in
See also:February, and on their
See also:release from
See also:gaol in
See also:July declared their opposition to Parnell . After the expulsion of Mr T . M . Healy and others from the Irish National Federation, Mr Dillon became the
See also:chair-man (February 1896) . His early friendship with Mr O'Brien gave place to considerable hostility, but the various sections of the party were ostensibly reconciled in 1900 under the leadership of Mr
See also:Redmond . In the autumn of 1896 he arranged a
See also:convention of the Irish
See also:race, which included 2000 delegates from various parts of the
See also:world . In 1897 Mr Dillon opposed in the
See also:House the Address to Queen
See also:Victoria on the occasion of the
See also:Jubilee, on the ground that her reign had not been a blessing to Ireland, and he showed the same uncompromising attitude in 19o1 when a
See also:grant to Lord Roberts was under discussion, accusing him of " systematized inhumanity." He was suspended on the loth of
See also:March for violent language addressed to Mr
See also:Chamberlain . He married in 1895
See also:Elizabeth (d . 1907), daughter of Lord
See also:Justice J .
See also:Mathew .
ARTHUR RICHARD DILLON (172I-1807)
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