HC Deb 05 July 1880 vol 253 c1634

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether a special force of constabulary has been despatched to Bally-duff in Kerry; if so, what reasons exist for their being so despatched; and, whether the cost of their maintenance, or any part of it, will be charged on the locality?


I am informed that on the 8th of last May the County Inspector of Kerry reported to the Inspector General of Constabulary that, in consequence of evictions at Ballyduff, there appeared to be on the part of the people a combination to resist evictions and intimidate the officers of the law. He recommended the temporary re-establishment of the police station at Ballyduff. The barracks has been accordingly temporarily occupied by a constable and four men. I think the Constabulary authorities did perfectly right in giving the protection they did; but, as the force was supplied by the county, no special charge has been made for the expenditure.