HC Deb 12 March 1883 vol 277 c193

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is true that the only outrages alleged to have been committed in the parish of Lattera, county Tipperary, for the past twelvemonths, were the firing of shots into a house, without loss of life, early in April last year, and some alleged threats to the occupants of the same house in September last, for which two farmers were imprisoned for a fortnight; why the cost of an extra police force has been imposed upon Lattera; whether it is the case that the police force for whose support the people of Lattera have to pay do not even live in Lattera; and, whether he will cause the parish of Lattera to be relieved of the tax for extra police under these circumstances?


There have been other outrages in the parish of Lattera besides those mentioned in this Question. The farmers whose house was fired into in April are still subjected to a system of "Boycotting." Their house was a second time attacked in October, and so lately as January last threatening notices were posted in the vicinity, and there is apprehension of further outrage. It is for these reasons that the extra police are required. It is true that they do not actually live in the parish of Lattera; but they are exclusively employed therein, and are accommodated in the barracks in the immediate vicinity of the parish. If this plan were not adopted, it would be necessary to erect a hut, and a much heavier cost would fall on the parish.