HC Deb 27 April 1883 vol 278 cc1266-7

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether any serious outrages have been committed recently, or during the last three years, in the townlands of Cloneyharp, Garvanmore, and Derrymore, in the parish of Clogher, county Tipperary; and, if not, why a force of extra police has been quartered on the occupiers of those parishes, and whether this force of police will be now removed; and, whether, in the case of Mr. William Robertson Jones, a landlord in the district, the Irish Government continues to place a police guard at his personal service?


A caretaker on an evicted farm has been for some time subject to "Boycotting," which was encouraged by the people of the neighbourhood; and a serious outrage occurred on the 6th of last month, when a large hayrick of 30 tons was maliciously burnt. It was in consequence of this, and the apprehension of further outrage, that the Lord Lieutenant thought it necessary to proclaim the district under the Prevention of Crime Act and send additional constabulary there. This was done by proclamation, dated the 5th of this month, and it is not considered that the force can at present be safely removed. The men are not required for the protection of the landlord, Mr. Jones, who resides in another part of the country.