HC Deb 16 March 1882 vol 267 cc1003-4

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware that on Sunday last, during the hours of Divine Service, the officers of the Military force stationed at Carndonagh visited the owners of cars in that town, and threatened them with heavy fines and the forfeiture of their licences if they refused to supply cars for the conveyance of troops to the scene of pending evictions in the neighbourhood, and insisted that, even where the cars had been previously engaged by other persons, they must be given to the Military; and, whether such action is legal?


I understand that this occurred, not during the hours of Divine Service, but afterwards. The military officers sent round to the car-owners to say that the cars would be required; but I am not aware that they threatened them in case of refusal. As a matter of fact, they would be liable if they refused in such a case.


said, it could be proved that the cars were previously engaged. He would put another Question on the subject on Thursday next.