HC Deb 16 November 1882 vol 274 cc1539-40

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If his attention has been called to the fact that the head constables who were in charge at Wicklow, Arklow, and Baltinglass during the agitation for the reform of the Land Laws are all Roman Catholics; whether he is aware that they have been removed within the last twelve months to less important stations; and, whether he can state on what grounds they were thus dealt with?


Within the past 12 months the head constables who were in charge of the stations at Wicklow and Arklow, and who are Roman Catholics, were transferred to other stations, and have been replaced by head constables, who are likewise Roman Catholics. For some years past there has been no head above referred to were transferred to constable at Baltinglass. Both the men the vacant stations considered most suitable for them. Their transfer to other stations was carried out for the good of the service.