INTERFERENCE WITH DIRECT TRADE.

The ACTING-PRESIDENT said he thought it advisable that the Dáil should present a statement to the United States Government regarding the interference by the English Government with direct trade from Ireland to the United States. If the Dáil approved of the idea he would suggest that the Ministry be empowered to draft the statement.
J. MACGUINNESS (Longford) was of opinion that in drafting the statement the Ministry should take cognisance of the fact that America might feel irritated and might even resent action which would tend to raise matters likely to cause trouble to her.
The matter was referred to the Ministry.