HC Deb 27 March 1882 vol 268 cc34-5

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether his attention has been called to the report of a riot which is stated to have occurred in the city of Galway between soldiers belonging to the 84th and 88th (Con-naught Rangers) Regiments; whether the riot has resulted in serious injury to the combatants and others; and, if he will take any special measures for the better protection of life and property in Galway?


From information we have received, I believe that the accounts in the newspapers have been greatly exaggerated. What has happened is that a man of the depôt of the Connaught Rangers was arrested by a picket of the detachment of the York and Lancaster Regiment now at Galway, and rescued by some men of the depôt and some civilians. In the excitement which ensued a soldier was wounded. The General commanding the district has gone to Galway to investigate the matter.