HC Deb 26 June 1883 vol 280 cc1555-6

I wish to ask the Secretary of State for War a Question of which I have given him private Notice—namely, Whether he has received any official information with regard to the serious riot reported to have taken place at the camp at Curragh between the 4th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers and the 8th Battalion Connaught Rangers?


I have received no detailed Report on the subject. I received late last night a short telegram stating that the accounts had been very much exaggerated; and this morning His Royal Highness the Commander-in-Chief has received the following telegram from Major General Fraser, the officer commanding at the Curragh:— A quarrel between two Militia regiments at the Curragh Camp is greatly magnified by the newspapers. The quarrel was quickly quelled. No firearms used. No men killed; no recurrence possible, Connaught Rangers having marched away.