HC Deb 06 July 1882 vol 271 c1625

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with reference to reported wholesale arrests at Loughrea, whether it was true that 23 persons had been arrested by Mr. Clifford Lloyd, and that these included a town councillor and a suspect who had only been released from prison a week?


I think, Sir, in these critical matters I had rather answer on Notice. On the main Question, as to whether it is the case that 23 persons have been arrested at Loughrea on a suspicion of being accessory to murder, I am bound to say, after spending the best part of the day in reading the instruments and documents relating to the arrests, that I think the Government had no choice in the matter.


gave Notice that he would repeat the Question to-morrow, and that he would also ask how long Mr. Clifford Lloyd had been in Loughrea before he decided on making these arrests?