In 1886, the Liberal Party Prime Minister of the UK, William Gladstone, decided that in order to end the problems in Ireland, some action would have to be taken. He felt that giving Ireland back their local Parliament, which was removed in the Act of Union of 1800, would solve the problem. So in 1886, Gladstone introduced the First Home Rule Bill. However it was defeated in the London Parliament because others, especially the Conservative Party, were against Home Rule which they thought would weaken the United Kingdom.

 

From Geneva Gazette 16 July 1886
 

One Hundred and Eighty Three Dollars

The friends of Liberty, Ireland and Home Rule in Geneva have responded very liberally in aid of the Parliamentary Fund, as will be seen by the following list:
 

Very Rev. J. T. McManus, V. G.
D. E. Moore
Col. Chas. D. Miller
J. O'Malley
Michael Doran
Wm. O'Malley
Jahn Kahn (Grocer)
Michael Doran 2d
Thos. Shanley
Mathew Mulcahy
Thos. H. Sweeney P. J.
Bernard Murphy
John Naughton
Patrick Mulcahy
A. P. Rose
John Flynn
Thos. Healey
Dennis Glennon
Rev. Thos. Hickey
Jas. Higgins
Peter Hogan
L. Keleher
John Rafferty
Cornelius Teney
Jeremiah Dinneen
Dennis Lynch
J. J. Kinney
Miss Mary Dolan
Owen Beegan
John Tolan
T. Fitzgerald
M. Middlewood
Arthur Wison
Cash
John Rogers
Roger Hogan
Patrick Clemons
Miss Mary Gilligan
Edgar Parker
Francis Beatty
John Toomey
Timothy Howard
Phil McDonough
Thos. Enright
Pat'k Hennesy
William Lydon
John Lydon
James Burns
Pat'k Toole
Cash
Michael Manley
Edward Kinney
Maurice Murphy
Thos. Coursey
Patrick Stapleton
D. Higgins
Wm. Barrett
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