HC Deb 24 November 1884 vol 294 c239

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is true that, on the 12th of November, the town of Clogher, county Tyrone, was left without police protection; whether the county inspector is not aware that the presence of a police force is especially necessary on that day, owing to the occurrence of the Hiring Fair in the neighbouring village of Augher; whether, owing to the complete absence of the police, a party of Orangemen took possession of the village, and murderously assaulted some of the Catholic inhabitants; whether a Mr. Hynes was so severely beaten that his life was for a time in danger; whether Mr. Hynes complained to the Constabulary, and asked them to institute proceedings against his assailants, who are well known members of the Orange Society; whether the Orange magistrates of the district refuse to instruct the Constabulary to prosecute their brother Orangemen; and, whether the Government will send down a resident magistrate to inquire into the state of the Clogher district?


replied, that he had referred to the proper authorities, and had not yet received a reply to enable him to answer the Question.