6 MAY 1916, Page 2

Of course the offer in many cases would be rejected,

and those who rejected it would have to be put on their trial. Those who accepted the Government's offer to enlist would, we believe, keep faith in accordance with the gallant traditions of their race. Irish soldiers may often be undisciplined, but they do not mutiny. Nothing, for example, could have been finer from the soldiers' point of view than the way in which the Irish Regulars joined in putting down the revolt. There was, we understand, no single case of insubordination.