HC Deb 22 June 1882 vol 271 cc25-6

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that, on Sunday the 11th instant, Constable Moloney, of Murroe, in the county of Limerick, stopped three young men on the public road and searched them, without producing any warrant or other authority for so doing; and, if so, under what authority the constable acted on this occasion?


On Sunday, the 11th instant, Constable Moloney, of Murroe, county Limerick, did stop three men, and searched them, with a view of ascertaining whether they had masks or other disguise in their possession. He was, at the time, in search and pursuit of five disguised and armed men seen at the place, who, on the same evening, had presented double-barrelled rifles at the Rev. Mr. Howard, Roman Catholic curate, and other occupants of an outside car on the public road, near Cappamore.