HC Deb 16 May 1881 vol 261 cc566-7

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he can state to the House the Report received from the Irish Police authorities respecting an alleged riot at Baltinglass on Thursday last, in which, according to the Dublin correspondence of the "Times" of Saturday, many Protestant houses were wrecked, and other serious outrages committed?


, in reply, said, he found what was but the drunken freak of a single individual had been greatly exaggerated in the correspondence in a newspaper. He might add that on the 3rd instant, the day before the occurrence, the constable who had charge of the police reported that the town was in a peaceable and orderly condition.