HC Deb 04 July 1867 vol 188 cc988-9

said, he would beg to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, whether there be any truth in the report which has appeared in some of the London and Dublin papers of a number of Fenians having been detected by the police whilst drilling, last week, in the neighbourhood of Wicklow; and, in that case, how far the drilling in question has been carried out?


said, that two policemen who were strolling out at night came upon a party of men who appeared to be drilling. The night was dark, and the police heard the word of command given by one man, who was arrested. The remainder, to the number of about twenty, ran away. Two persons had since been arrested, and made amenable for this outrage. He believed that the only words of command heard by the police were "right about face; quick march!"