HC Deb 03 July 1882 vol 271 c1254

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, What was the name of the ex-suspect recently caught illegally drilling near Kilmore, county Roscommon; for what offence he was originally imprisoned; and, what course it is proposed to take with him?


Sir, the name of the ex-suspect is Bernard Beirne. He was arrested on the 5th of November, 1881, under the Protection Act, on reasonable suspicion of intimidating others against payment of rent. He was released on the 2nd of May. He was brought before a magistrate on the charge of illegal drilling and was discharged by him.